Jura cheese fondue recipe
Did you know that there is more than one kind of Fondue? Jura fondue - often called the fondue from three cantons (districts) - is made from 3 kinds of Comté: young, older and well-matured which are grated. But it can also be made with a single kind. Apparently, Jura fondue is easier to digest than Savoie fondue. Let's find out!
- 1kg Comté cheese matured for at least ten months
- 75cl white Côtes du Jura or 60cl white Côtes du Jura + 15cl Vin Jaune (Barrel-aged white Yellow wine) for a “fondue royale”…
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- As much stale bread as you can eat cut into bite-sized rectangles
Rub the fondue pot with the garlic clove.
Cut the Comté cheese into small cubes, or grate it, and put it into the pot.
Warm it up and immediately add 2 or 3 glasses of wine.
Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the cheese has completely melted.
If the melted cheese is too thick, add another glass of wine.
Season with freshly ground nutmeg.
Only stop stirring when the “fondue” becomes smooth without any lumps.
Put the “fondue” pot warmer on the table and light it.
Put the fondue pot on the warmer and continue to stir.
Spear a piece of bread onto the end of your fork, dip it into the melted cheese and rotate it so as to soak up a good helping.
Recipe made by Mickey Bourdillat, master chef of Le Matafan from Chamonix.
The chef's trick
Turn your fork in a figure of 8 to soak up more cheese and stop the cheese sticking to the pot.