Who doesn’t love cheese? Besides the lactose intolerant, everyone has a favorite cheese; whether it’s a slice of havarti on rye with Black Forest ham; a date stuffed with bleu cheese and wrapped in prosciutto; or even the simple American cheese on a grilled cheese sandwhich. There is something for everyone.
For today’s pairing, we decided to make an ultra-rich version of fondue in a skillet with some traditional European cheeses; Gruyere and Swiss. We used Emmi, which is a famous Gruyere from Switzerland and, against all odds, a Swiss Cheese from the Central Coast of California called “Holey” Cow. The Swiss is from Central Coast Creamery in Paso Robles and they craft amazingly rich and complex cheeses.
This pairs wonderfully Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Gruyere & Swiss Skillet Fondue