Classic Swiss Fondue for #SundaySupper "Giving Comfort"

This Classic Swiss Fondue is rich, creamy and super cheesy with just the right amount of Gallo Family Vineyard's Pinot Grigio along with a splash of nutty Amaretto to keep things extra flavorful. Perfect for using with all kind of dippers. It's as warm as a comforting hug on a cold winter's night.

Giving comfort to those in need is a wonderful thing and should not be holiday exclusive. It should be something we all think about and do on a regular basis. However, as we all know, life gets busy, and we tend sometimes to forget that there are others in this world who need help from time to time. Whether it's a warm meal, a comforting hug or a hand up to those who are down on their luck. This month, with the help of Gallo Family Vineyards, the #SundaySupper team has come up with a few special ways we can all give a little comfort where comfort is needed and is also some much needed nourishment for the soul.

Speaking of nourishment for the soul, sometimes a little wine can do just that. So why not reach for Gallo Family Vineyards' delicious light and slightly fruity Pinot Grigio (shown above), or Gallo Family Vineyards' rich, mellow and full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Whether you're adding Gallo Family Vineyard wine into your favorite comfort food recipe, or will be serving a glass along with it, Gallo Family Vineyard wines are what I reach for time and again.

I'm super excited to be pairing this recipe for Classic Swiss Fondue along with Gallo Family Vineyards and their Every Cork Counts campaign. From now until December 31, 2014, Gallo Family Vineyards is helping feed families by donating $1 to the Meals On Wheels Association of America for every wine cork you send them (up to $50,000).

Yield: 3 cups        Prep Time:  30 minutes

For the fondue:
1 cup Gallo Family Pinot Grigio
1 large shallot, minced
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
8 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
4 ounces Colby cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1½ tablespoon amaretto

Suggested Dippers:
broccoli florets, microwaved slightly to soften
sourdough bread cubes, cut into bite sized chunks
red potatoes, cubed and microwaved to cook through but not mushy
ham steak, cut into cubes and lightly sauteed to brown
Gala apples, cored and cut into slices

-In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute the shallot in the butter until softened.
-Add the Gallo Family Pinot Grigio and bring to a simmer.
-Stir in shredded cheeses and stir until melted and creamy.
-Stir in the apple cider vinegar, black pepper, nutmeg and amaretto.
-Transfer the fondue to a fondue pot and serve with your choice of dippers.

Please note: Compensation for this post was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are completely my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards. And, as always, please remember to drink responsibly!

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To me, comfort is also cooking and baking along with the other #SundaySupper team members. There is something so special about the food and wine community and our shared love of all things delicious that gives me a wonderful sense of belonging and friendship. Please click on the links below to visit their unique and personal "Giving Comfort" recipes, and stories:
Comforting Appetizers and Beverages:
Comforting Entrees, Soups, and Stews:
Comforting Side Dishes:
Comforting Brunch, Desserts, and Sweets:
Until we eat again,

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