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No-Mess Cheese Fondue

Nothing says elegance like a fondue, and in the backcountry, you can take the time to savor this fun, interactive meal. Prep is more complicated than boiling wateróbut barely.

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“One of my all-time most memorable meals was a pot of fondue after a snowshoe walk in the eastern Sierra,” says Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen. “This classic Swiss dish is typically consumed during winter, but the satisfying flavors and flexibility of choices in dipping foods make it universally loved as a trail meal. It’s great for kids, who enjoy choosing what they dip in the rich cheesy sauce. (By the time the dish is fully cooked, no alcohol remains).”




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Anonymous
Jun 24, 2014

I just made this with my husband and two kids on an over night trip. It was so good and easy. It was a meal in itself. If you make this count it as dinner. We did bring marshmallows to toast for dessert too. We keep cheese in our backpacks for several days sometimes so for people who worry about that I don't think it's a problem. I might skip potatoes next time, though and just do bread just to make it even simpler. Loved it and probably we will make this again!

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Dave
Jun 19, 2014

No mess? Yeah. Good luck with that. I have to say I love to cook and I appreciate articles like this, and I am sure some people will try this, but this takes up a lot of room/weight in the pack and sounds like a pain in the a** for nothing more than an appetizer. On the other hand, I'd be happy to have some if someone I was hiking with made it... and carried the ingredients... and made it the first day.

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Dave
Jun 19, 2014

No mess? Yeah. Good luck with that. I have to say I love to cook and I appreciate articles like this, and I am sure some people will try this, but this takes up a lot of room/weight in the pack and sounds like a pain in the a** for nothing more than an appetizer. On the other hand, I'd be happy to have some if someone I was hiking with made it... and carried the ingredients... and made it the first day.

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CheeseConnoiseur
Jun 14, 2014

The cheese bothers me. Unless you're hiking at sub zero temperatures I don't see this being viable for a mid trek meal. Potatoes? I guess they store well but I would hate those rolling around my pack all week!

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TheWalkman
Jun 14, 2014

Fondue on the trail? Really? I'm more of a Beef Wellington ala Woods kind of guy.

(Does anyone really eat like this while hiking or have the Backpacker writers gone completely BONKERS???)

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