Easy cheese fondue recipe with white wine is a perfect gourmet appetizer that you can make at home! Cheeses like emmental, gruyere and cheddar work best for a silky, creamy, indulgent swiss fondue. Amazing for New Years Eve, Valentines Day or a date night!
Shred or grate all the cheese finely and toss well with cornstarch.
Add wine and garlic to a heavy bottomed pan and bring to bubbling simmer and start adding cheese by the handful. Keep whisking as you go to incorporate the cheese till the mixture is smooth and the cheese has melted. The mixture should be smooth but have a slight elasticity to it. Add the lime juice and gently stir it in. Season with salt and pepper if you like but I didn't need to add any extra salt.
Transfer to a fondue pot and serve with dippers such as bread bites, lightly blanched broccoli, potatoes, steak bites, breadsticks etc. and chilled white wine.
Make sure you keep the heat to low while cooking the fondue. High heat can make the fondue break and you'll be left with separate wine and cheese.
If your fondue breaks and you have no other option but to throw it, try blending it in a blender. This is not authentic but it works and keeps the fondue together.