How many of you have ever been to The Melting Pot? I’m telling you what – every single time I’ve eaten there, I have to make sure I haven’t actually died and gone to heaven.
If you haven’t been, MAKE A RESERVATION! Don’t worry about the entrees, unless boiling meat is your thing. Go straight for the Cheese and Chocolate. Abandon all hope with regard to weight watching and calorie counting. Those don’t matter in heaven. Just indulge, and then repeat.
This fondue recipe is my copy cat of what we love getting from the cheese menu – Wisconsin Cheddar. Not sure how much of my cheese is from Wisconsin, but you can’t tell the difference.
The recipe is listed at the bottom of the post, but here are a few snaps of the process:
Copycat Melting Pot Recipe: Wisconsin Cheddar (serves 4-6)
- 1 bottle of lager beer
- 3-4 cloves of minced garlic
- 2-3 c. cheddar cheese (I used medium cheddar)
- 1-2 c. swiss cheese
- Mustard powder (begin with 1 tsp.)
- Worcestershire sauce (begin with 2 tsp.)
- Dippers of choice
Heat fondue pot to medium-high heat.
Pour in 3/4 of beer and save the remainder in case you need more liquid later.
Bring beer to a “rolling boil” and add garlic. Let cook for 1 minute.
Reduce heat to the lower end of medium, and begin adding cheese. Stir gently the entire time.
After all cheese has been added, stir until fully melted. Add more beer if needed (if too thick). Otherwise, drink the beer.
Next, add mustard powder. Stir.
Then, add Worcestershire. Stir.
Taste at this time and add more of any ingredient as needed.
Voila! Bon Appetit!