Nick and I lived in wine country for the first year and a half of our marriage. It was the beginning of a love affair for me (and not to my husband, ha!) I fell crazy in love with wine and cooking.
Nick is/was not a big fan of wine, but he is a HUGE fan of cheese. Lucky for us, wine and cheese are the perfect pairing, so we both are quite content.
Fondue is a tradition for us when we decide we are going to splurge and I always insist on getting a great white wine for it (and get him expensive stinky cheese) When Cambria Estate Winery asked for a recipe pairing- fondue was an easy choice. I decided to make it a bit more decadent with some white truffle oil (go for the glory!). If you have not had popcorn with fondue before- go. now. try it. delicious.
Cambria's hand-crafted wines had a great chardonnay- Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay was perfect for the fondue. They are a family owned winery and the "estate" in the name means they make it from their own vineyards- and they have over 150 reviews with a 90+ rating- meaning they more than fit my requirement for a GREAT white wine for fondue at home!
Two Cheese Rosemary Fondue With White Truffle Popcorn
1/2 lb Shredded Gouda Cheese
1/2 lb Shredded Swiss
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 cup Cambria Estates Chardonnay White Wine
1/2 tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary
Rosemary for garnish
White Truffle Oil
Over medium heat add wine to fondue pot. Mix shredded cheese and cornstarch in a bowl.
While wine is at gentle simmer, slowly add cheese to pot, stirring as you go. Add rosemary. Stir until you receive a smooth consistency.
Serve while hot and garnish with rosemary.
Drizzle white truffle oil over popcorn.
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