Goat Cheese Fondue with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Gueuze

Goat Cheese FondueHow to make Goat Cheese Fondue with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Gueuze

For those who haven’t tried Humboldt Fog, it’s really worth an effort to find this cheese. This ripened goat cheese is layered with a vegetable ash, making it incredibly elegant and seductive.  Using this cheese in this Goat Cheese Fondue creates a rich, slight twang backdrop for earthy chanterelle mushrooms and the barnyard | funk from a Gueuze style beer.  Then using this melted cheese as a dip for bread, blanched and raw vegetables becomes a delicious beer fondue.

Serves: 4 as an entrée, 8 as a appetizer

 

Special Equipment:

1        each             All-Clad Stainless Steel Fondue Pot

1        each             Sterno Cooking Fuel

 

Adapted from BeerAdvocate Magazine: Cuisine à la Bière | Feb 2008 | Issue #13

Check out my other Beer Fondue recipes.

Goat Cheese Fondue with Chanterelle Mushrooms
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A Beer Fondue combining Humboldt Fog goat cheese, earthy chanterelle mushrooms and a Gueuze beer, to enhance the barnyard funk.
Servings Prep Time
8 guests 10 minute
Cook Time
20 minute
Servings Prep Time
8 guests 10 minute
Cook Time
20 minute
Goat Cheese Fondue with Chanterelle Mushrooms
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A Beer Fondue combining Humboldt Fog goat cheese, earthy chanterelle mushrooms and a Gueuze beer, to enhance the barnyard funk.
Servings Prep Time
8 guests 10 minute
Cook Time
20 minute
Servings Prep Time
8 guests 10 minute
Cook Time
20 minute
Ingredients
Goat Cheese Fondue with Chanterelle Mushrooms Ingredients:
Suggested Dipping Sides Ingredients:
Servings: guests
Units:
Instructions
  • In a sauté pan, add 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted add shallots and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan, setting aside in a bowl.
  • Add remaining butter to the pan and add chanterelle mushrooms, cooking 8 - 9 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and the moisture content is reduced. Mix in thyme leaves and parsley. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mushroom mixture to the shallots.
  • To prepare the cheese, if using an aged goat cheese, remove the soft rind with a sharp knife, then cut into cubes. In a cast iron pan or fondue pot, add Gueuze or other Lambic-style beer and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Add a small amount of goat cheese, whisking to melt; repeat until all the cheese has been added. Add cornstarch, one tablespoon at a time, checking the thickness before adding more, if needed. Stir in the reserved shallots and chanterelle mushrooms into the fondue. Taste to check seasoning, adding cracked black pepper to taste.
  • To serve as a first course, preheat eight 4-ounce ramekins in a 300°F | 149°C oven for 15 minutes. Fill each ramekin with fondue, place onto a small salad plate, arranging Suggested Dipping Sides around the baking dish.
  • This fondue can also be served in a fondue pot, double boiler or other preheated ceramic baking dish. Arrange the Suggested Dipping Sides on a separate platter and use a skewer | fondue fork to dip into the fondue.
Recipe Notes

Beer Pairing Suggestions:

Try a Bière Champagne like Dues or Malheur Bière Brut that will stand up to the tartness of the cheese and Gueuze. However, an earthly Saison from Fantôme would also complement the mushrooms nicely.

 

Fondue Tips: 

  • A wonderful loaf of sourdough bread is a great accompaniment to any fondue.  Try different local or homemade breads to further individualize the meal.
  • Blanching vegetables makes them easier to skewer and sometimes more tasty.  Take a large 10 - 12 quart pot of water adding in a 1/4 - 1/2 a cup of salt (water should taste like seawater) and bring to a boil.  Cook each prepped vegetable separately for 2 - 3 minutes, then remove from the pot and add to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
    • Vegetables that benefit from blanching: cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green beans and asparagus.
  • But I don't have a fondue pot, don’t worry. Try a heavy-bottom pot, double boiler or a ceramic baking dish like a soufflé dish.
  • If the cheese is not melting smoothly, add a few drops of lemon juice or malt vinegar to help break down the cheese protein.
  • Not enough fondue fork | skewers, use bamboo skewers are a substitute.
  • If the fondue is too thick, add more beer, one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Keep the fondue over low heat, if using Sterno Cooking Fuel or portable Butane stove. Too high of a temperature can scorch the fondue.
  • If using flame heat, be prepared in case of a spill and have a fire extinguisher on hand.

 

Other Fondue Recipes:

Beer Cheese Sauce
Beer Cheese Sauce
Chocolate Cherry Fondue
Chocolate Stout Fondue
Dungeness Crab Fondue
German Beer Cheese Sauce
Goat Cheese Fondue with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Gueuze
Hot Oil Fondue
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Point Reyes Blue Cheese & Oatmeal Stout Fondue
Sanctification Fondue

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