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Classic Swiss Fondue


1 clove garlic
2 cups dry white Rhine, Chablis or Riesling wine
1 tbs lemon juice
1 lb. Swiss cheese, grated
lb. cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbs flour
3 tbs kirsch
Freshly ground nutmeg, pepper, paprika
1 loaf Italian or French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes


Rub an enamelled or stainless steel pan with garlic clove. Heat wine to a slow simmer (just under boiling). Add lemon juice. Combine cheeses and flour and gradually stir in. using a figure-8 motion, stir constantly until cheese is melted. Pour into lightly greased slow cooker. Add kirsch; stir well. Sprinkle with nutmeg, pepper and paprika.

Cover and cook on high setting for 30 minutes, then turn to low setting for 2 to 5 hours. Keep on low setting while serving. Using fondue forks, dip bread cubes into fondue. 

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