Chipotle Fondue
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This spicy fondue will be a hit. Watch your heat source so cheese does not break. You can substitute chipotle peppers in adobo sauce for the jalapenos.
Recipe type: Fondue
Serves: around 4 cups
  • 1 cup Chipotle Wine
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2-5 jalapenos - Smoked or Roasted - (diced) depending on heat
  1. Prepare the fondue pot by slicing a fresh garlic clove in half, then rubbing the sides and base of the pot with the cut side of the garlic.
  2. Pour wine and cornstarch into a saucepan on the stove. Whisk over medium low heat until the cornstarch fully dissolves into the liquid.
  3. Begin adding the shredded cheese to the pot gradually, one handful at a time. Whisk the cheese continuously as it melts. Let each handful of cheese melt before adding the next handful.
  4. Do not raise the heat or let the cheese come to a boil. When all of the cheese is melted, check the texture. If it seems too thick or lumpy, add a little more wine and whisk until the texture is smooth and right for dipping.
  5. Add the minced smoked or roasted jalapenos to the pot and whisk to blend. Whisk in the smoked paprika until well blended.
  6. Transfer the melted cheese mixture to your fondue pot.
  7. Turn the pot on or light the heat source; keep the heat very low so the cheese stays soft, but doesn't boil.
Recipe by Potter Wines at