Alpine Cheese Fondue
To celebrate the Spirit of Chamonix, our partners Craft Gin Club have prepared a wonderful alpine cheese fondue, spiked with Altitude Alpine Dry Gin, instead of the traditional kirsch! We think it tastes much better this way and it certainly brings the mountains home!
Alpine Cheese Fondue with ‘Altitude’ 🧀
INGREDIENTS Serves 6
1 large garlic clove, halved
430ml white wine
1.5 tsp lemon juice
340g Emmental cheese, grated
240g Gruyère cheese, grated
0.5 tbsp cornflour
50ml Altitude Alpine Dry Gin, 43% ABV
Fresh grated nutmeg
Fresh ground black pepper
Cubed sourdough, charcuterie and salad to serve
1. Rub the cut surfaces of the garlic around the sides of a fondue pan or other heavy-based pan. Pop the garlic halves into the pan and add wine and lemon juice. Bring to the boil then turn down to a gentle simmer.
2. Add the grated cheese and stir over a low heat until melted. Slake the cornflour in a little water and add to the melted cheese, stirring constantly. This swill stabilise the fondue.
3. Add the Altitude Gin, a grind of black pepper and a good grating of nutmeg.
4. Serve immediately with cubes of bread, charcuterie and salad
Photo and recipe courtesy of Craft Gin Club.