A gorgeous cheese fondue can be made all the more appealing by what you accompany it with. This may be some chunks of fresh bread, or slices of vegetables, such as peppers, carrots, celery, cucumber and even slices of apple - Granny Smith's works really well.
If you want to add in something a bit more meaty, then consider chunks of sausage, cubed chicken or ham, or some crispy pieces of bacon. If you have an actual fondue set with a flame beneath the pot, then all the better, but this isn't really necessary, as a pre-heated dish will be just as good.
And if you are enjoying your cheese fondue with your friends, don't forget that anyone whose food falls off their fork and into the cheesy sauce will have to do a silly forfeit!
300 grams / 10 1/2 oz of mature Cheddar cheese
300 grams / 10 1/2 oz of Gruyere cheese (or Camembert)
300 ml of full-fat milk
2 teaspoons of cornflour
1 clove of chopped garlic (optional)
Chunks of bread
Apples (sharp, crunchy apples work best)
Place all of the cheese into a saucepan with the milk and the cornflour, and slowly warm up on a low heat, or alternatively, use a specially made fondue pan.
Stir well and when the mixture begins to simmer, add the chopped garlic (optional) and leave for a few minutes, stirring to make sure that it does not burn on the bottom. Then, bring your fondue to the table, ready for a spot of serious dipping and fun. Now, wasn't that recipe easy?!