Hack my fondue
March 24, 2011 6:30 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to make good fondue with low-fat cheese?
posted by Eumachia L F to food & drink (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Boyfriend has called Fondue Weekend (something we do on occasion), but he only likes the bread-and-cheese kind and is suspicious of the meat-in-oil kind. I'm trying to lose weight. These things seem mutually exlusive.
I'm more than happy to substitue the bread for crunchy veggies. What can we do to lower calories and fat content while preserving all of the cheesy goodness? I've found in the past that lower fat cheeses don't melt very well, but it's been a while since I've tried it. Has lower-fat cheese technology improved enough to allow good melting? Can we substitute some portion of the regular cheese* for something a bit healthier while (and this is important) maintaining the texture?
*We normally use some variation of the cheddar and beer recipe, but I could probably talk him into branching out and trying something new for the sake of my new hotness. All ideas welcome!
**Note also that I am perfectly aware there is no such thing as low-calorie, low-fat cheese fondue. I'm simply trying to minimize damage here.