My favorite cheese fondue dippers are bread, kielbasa, and parboiled new potatoes, cut in half. I'd swap the potatoes for apples to add texture and freshness. If you use cured or precooked meat, you can actually avoid cooking anything except for the fondue itself. Win! You can make an excellent, memorable meal in minutes.
With your favorite cheese fondue recipe and just three dippers, you can make a really wonderful comfort meal, especially good on cold nights. It's easy to make this a vegetarian meal, too--just don't use any meat dippers and everyone (except the vegans) will be happy.
Oh, wait. Here's a vegan cheese fondue recipe. Boom. Everyone's happy.
Don't have a cheese fondue pot? Check out my tips on the cheese fondue page. We like our vintage enameled cast-iron Le Creuset fondue pot best for cheese fondue. Our electric, stainless Cuisinart fondue also makes a nice cheese fondue right at the table.
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Some of my favorite online stores might have just what you need for your next tabletop meal!
Asian Food Grocer has a great selection of essential ingredients and many hard-to-find items.
Cilantro Cook Shop has a great selection of quality raclette and fondue sets.
For The Gourmet has an amazing selection of cheeses and chocolates.
Sephra specializes in chocolate, caramel and fruit fondues... and fountains.