All types of cheese are delicious and once you start tasting different kinds you’re not going to want to stop. One of the things you can’t stop from once you try it once is the cheese fondue. So, when you put in so many different types of cheeses, you won’t want to throw out any of the leftovers. So, can you freeze cheese fondue?
That’s a very good question and one we found to be quite intriguing, especially given how cheese sometimes doesn’t have the best reaction when frozen.
Can You Freeze Cheese Fondue?
We’re not the only ones who love cheese so much. One of our readers sent us the following message:
Back from a ski trip in the french Alpes, we became cheeseaholics, and especially cheese fondue lovers… With a great nostalgia, I decided to make a big cheese fondue at home (with gruyere, emmental, beaufort, abondance, garlic, white wine, nutmeg , a spoon of kirsh, and cubes of crusty breads from the day before) .
It was tremendous, but I made way too much and now I’m wondering wether I can keep these remains in the freezer for a quick later use, for this one, or for the next fondue I will certainly do ! Can you freeze cheese fondue?
I’m also fan of cheese fondue, and for sure also raclette and tartiflette. On top of that, the funny local tradition that whoever loses his bread cube in the fondue gets a forfeit is real fun and can entertain your dinner.
I believe the french say “never throw cheese away.” Although freezing some cheese will probably alter a bit its taste, especially when it has been cooked and melted, you can definitely freeze your fondue cheese and reuse it in a short time frame (2 months). It will still be great!
How to Freeze Cheese Fondue?
To freeze fondue cheese:
- Take it out of the caquelon once it’s cold and has hardened.
- Make small slices out of it and seal them in a plastic bag, try to remove air from the bag the best you can.
- This is important, so take your time, don’t rush this step, and make it right.
How to Reheat Leftover Cheese Fondue?
To use your frozen fondue you need to go through a few steps:
- You can just put the bag under hot water to ease separating it from the cheese
- Just drop your frozen cheese directly in the hot white wine in the caquelon.
- Stir when it starts melting again. Enjoy, and watch your bread cubes!
Another solution is to use your fondue leftover the next day or the day after. In that situation, you have to keep it in the fridge.
Here’s how you can reuse your leftover cheese fondue in a recipe:
- Put your fondue leftover in a baking dish
- Add some sliced onions.
- Cover with peeled water-cooked potato cubes on it.
- Put in the oven for 15mn.
- Serve with ham, smoked ham, bacon.
Cheese Fondue Recipe
When it comes to making a great cheese fondue, you’re just going to need to have different types of cheese on hand and to grate them. That’s all.
Classic cheese fondue recipes also call for white wine, but you can also swap it for beer.
- Grate all your cheese – Gruyere, Emmental, Beaufort, cheddar, and so on.
- Add in the wine in your fondue set.
- Once the wine is warm, start adding in the grated cheese types.
- You can add in some garlic, nutmeg, pepper – depending on taste.
What to Dip in Cheese Fondue
If you don’t know what to dip into your cheese fondue, we’re going to offer you some inspiration:
- Bread – better when it’s a bit crusty; cut into cubes.
- Apples – tart varieties
- Roasted baby potatoes
- Broccoli – steamed
Of course, you can go wild and try tons of options here, but these seem to be the most popular.