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April 11th is National Cheese Fondue Day

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If you're looking for something to do today then why don't you melt down some cheese because it's National Cheese Fondue Day!  You best get to dippin'!  Let's get right into celebrating National Cheese Fondue Day!


Today is a holiday because fancy folk just love dipping things in melted cheese. I'm not really sure what it is... Maybe it's a social thing; because you all have to come to the same pot to get your cheese. Maybe they enjoy the meshed flavors of cheese, other ingredients and whatever they're dipping in the fondue. But either way, they want to celebrate it for at least one day!  Fondue is actually a French word that comes from the verb fondre which means "to melt". And the first known recipe for fondue popped up in Zurich in 1699 in a book where the title translates to "to cook cheese with wine". And that's pretty much what fondue is. The first recipe called for grated or cut up cheese that was melted with wine and had bread dipped into it.

But the name cheese fondue was actually first used for a dish that had eggs and cheese in it. Up until 1875 that is, when the first modern version of cheese fondue was published under the cheese fondue name. But by that point it was already a national dish for the Swiss.  All it really takes to make fondue is a clove of garlic, a rich cheese like Gruyere, some white wine, a little bit of cornstarch and maybe some nutmeg for a little extra taste. Rub the garlic on the pan, pop everything into the pan except the nutmeg and stir it up until it melts, then add in the nutmeg and you're good to go. Then you can dip in little squares of bread and enjoy your drippy feast.


So how can you celebrate today?  Well, let's start out with the easiest option. Head on out with a bunch of friends or family to a restaurant like The Melting Pot and get some fondue served up to you. This does away with a lot of the hassle and let's you celebrate right away. Just sit, dip and socialize!  Or you can go shopping for some ready-made fondue that you can easily melt down in any pot you have. All you have to do is rub a clove of garlic on the pan, pop in the contents, melt it down and then season it if you like. Then get to dipping!

But if you want to do it the "right" way you can pick up a whole fondue kit. It'll melt down your cheese and then keep it warm so it stays at the right consistency. Plus you'll get those nice little dipping forks to go with it. And then you're welcome to make your own fondue with fresh cheese, wine and other ingredients.  But since it's a celebration, why not get a little crazy with what you dip in your fondue? Just try to think of what goes good with cheese and then try it out and see if you're right. How does sliced pieces of summer sausage sound? What if you mixed this cheese up with some macaroni? And how about pouring a line of cheese fondue on a taco? Have fun with it!  Enjoy your day and don't let your cheese cool too much!

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