Fonduta alla valdostana. – Fondue Aosta Valley style.

Fondue Aosta Valley style – Cooperativa Produttori Latte e Fontina

Ingredients:

  • 400 g Fontina DOP
  • 30 g of butter
  • slices of fried bread
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 liters of milk
  • pepper

How to make Fondue Aosta Valley style

Remove the rind from 400 grams of Fontina and cut into thin slices. Place the Fontina in a tall and narrow container and cover it with milk for several hours, even overnight. At the moment of preparing the fondue, put in a saucepan the butter, the yolks, and the Fontina soaked in milk and cook in a bain-marie, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. In the beginning, the Fontina will form a stringy block; then, it will gradually dilute with the milk and the egg until it becomes a smooth and thick cream.

For the fondue to be successful, it must not become stringy. Before salting, it is necessary to taste because Fontina is salty enough; then add a pinch of pepper and pour hot into bowls in which you placed slices of fried bread.
If you placed vol-au-vents, you could pour the fondue into those little containers made of puff pastry and eaten together with the wrapping. If you desire a smoother fondue, add the egg yolks at the end before serving, but stir vigorously. Mix everything; if it is too liquid, add a little starch flour.

Recipe by F. Mathiou

Regional Recipe from Aosta Valley

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