Lately temperatures are quiet dropping here in Bern, we already had a little bit of snow a few weeks ago. Winter definitely has arrived. Now tell me, how do Swiss people deal with the cold? Any idea?
Ok, I`ll tell you, it`s eating hot melted cheese, like raclette or fondue. Melted cheese, most of all fondue, is king, it just makes the winter seem less cold and dark. But what to do if you don`t have a bunch of hungry, freezing people around lusting for some bread dipping action with melted cheese, equally fondue?
How about this steaming hot soup with melted Swiss cheese? It`s the nearest thing to a fondue that you`ve ever tried and it just works fine for a single houshold. The secret behind this little soup fondue fusion is white wine, well besides the melted cheese. I might have already mentioned it, but melted cheese rules! Just don`t forget the toasted bread, because it will make it even better.
Give this cheesy and tangy soup a try, and believe me, you`ll just feel like sitting in a Swiss chalet eating a fondue.
What you need (for 2 bowls):
- 1.5 liter water
- 2 teaspoons vegetable stock (in powder form)
- 100g Gruyere cheese, freshly grated
- 100g Emmentaler cheese, freshly grated
- 0.5 liter white wine
- salt & pepper
- a handful parsley, chopped
- one baguette
- salted butter
- pour water in to a big pan
- add vegetable stock, heat until boiling
- reduce the heat to low, add melted cheese
- stir until all the cheese melted
- add white wine, mix well, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes
- stir from time to time, add chopped parsley two minutes before serving and sprinkle a little bit more on, just right before you serve the soup
- serve immediately with toasted bread and salted butter
Read you soon,