Use the sauté function to keep the fondue hot enough for dipping. Turn the sauté function on and off while serving this dish to keep the fondue from scorching.
Keeping the Instant Pot on the warm function instead of on the sauté function may prevent the fondue from staying at the right consistency for dipping.
Fondue is an exquisite Swiss dish consisting of velvety smooth melted cheese served in a communal pot called a caquelon. The fondue pot is propped atop a heating source, and diners take turns dipping food, such as pieces of crusty French baguette, into the pot. During the 1960s, fondue was all the rage in America. This retro dish hasn't lost its appeal, but not every modern kitchen has a caquelon. An instant pot is a great substitute!
Some of the most popular foods to serve with cheese fondue are rustic, crusty types of bread, such as French bread, ciabatta, or focaccia. The durability of these crusty loaves prevents them from falling apart in the warm cheese and makes them the optimal choice for dipping.
Breadsticks and our soft, buttery pretzels would also be excellent additions to your fondue spread.
Assorted roasted vegetables are especially delicious dipped in cheese fondue. However, make sure the vegetable slices are thick enough so that they do not get lost in the pot when they are submerged in the melted cheese. Here are some tasty vegetable choices:
Make your cheese fondue a complete meal by adding a platter of juicy, savory cooked meats:
This cheese fondue is a convenient and crowd-pleasing dish that can serve as a simple appetizer or a hearty meal. Pair this lovely dish with a glass of wine, and it will surely make for a fun and memorable gathering.