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Melting Pot Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue
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Jan 14, 2014      Comments:  5      Replies:  5     
Ingredients:
4 ounces white wine
1 demi (small) spoon of crushed garlic
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 pound Emmenthaler (Emmental) cheese
1/2 pound Gruyere Swiss cheese
1/2 ounce Kirschwasser

For dipping:
Cubed bread
Apples
Carrots
Celery
Other assorted vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower or squash
I love The Melting Pot. It actually started in Tampa, Florida. The first original restaurant is about 25 minutes away from my house. There are now franchised chains throughout the United States. I do believe I could go to the restaurant and make a meal from the swiss cheese fondue, followed by the chocolate fondue for dessert.
Grate cheese. Lightly dust cheese with flour and set aside. In a hot fondue pot*, add wine, garlic and lemon juice, stir with fork. Slowly add the cheese combo and stir to melt. Add the Kirschwasser and let it burn off. Add fresh ground pepper to taste and ground nutmeg (optional).
*I am preparing my dip stovetop. I will be transferring it to a small crockpot and keeping it on the warm setting.
This recipe was adapted from Marcia Bastain.
Triplesajk      May 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm                       
FYI-The original restaurant was established in Maitland, FL in 1975. Tampa locations didn’t happen until years later.
Tampa Cake Girl      May 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm           
I stand corrected. I was always told Tampa. Thank you for letting me know.
nettiemoore11      January 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm                       
Used to love hanging out at the Melting Pot in the Valley sitting next to Tom Petty! Your dip looks fabulous, I have a small crock pot, have to try your recipe! Nettie
Tampa Cake Girl      January 15, 2014 at 3:47 am           
I think you will love it. It will bring back memories.
Libby with Lemony Thyme      January 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm                       
What a great recipe to be able to make at home. Thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to have a fondue party.
Tampa Cake Girl      January 15, 2014 at 3:49 am           
You will love this Libby. Fun and so good!
bakinginatornado      January 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm                       
I’m really excited to see that you can do this on your stove top and keep it warm in a slow cooker. I’m dying to try this. Don’t have a fondue pot but I do have a slow cooker.
Tampa Cake Girl      January 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm           
I had no problem using my stovetop and transferring to a baby crockpot. I love this dip. My favorite dipper is the Granny Smith apples.
Cindy ~Hun... What's for Dinner?      January 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm                       
This dip looks and sounds totally awesome. Now to find a store here in Canada that sells Emmental cheese and Kirchwasser, LOL
Tampa Cake Girl      January 15, 2014 at 3:51 am           
Can can substitute good quality Swiss and Kirschwasser can be found in a liquor store. You can exchange for cherry brandy in a pinch.