Lauren Conrad’s Tips for Assembling an Epic Cheese and Chocolate Fondue Table

Getting cheesy! When Lauren Conrad‘s entertaining, she preps her food and drinks forward of time so she can concentration on spending time with her guests. For her retro diversion night party, fondue was an easy choice. “It isn’t finished a lot, and it’s a fun, interactive food,” says Us Weekly‘s guest interesting editor.

Since she’s “both a cheese and a chocolate person,” she wanted to offer versions of both and yield a far-reaching array of mixture for friends to dip. To fit in with her theme, she sourced selected fondue pots from Etsy, eBay and flea markets. “They’re unequivocally easy to find,” says a Celebrate author. Try these suggestions to chuck your possess ’60s-inspired whack during home.

Cheese Fondue

Since fondue originated in Switzerland, classical recipes tend to rest on a combo of cheeses from a country: Gruyère and Emmentaler. Also pivotal to recipes is a healthy glug of dry white wine, that adds to a season and helps keep a cheese good and melty. (Serious Eats provides a good beginner’s fondue recipe and primer.) Conrad likes to supplement a trace of chopped spices for a cocktail of mutation and color.

Five or 6 dipping options typically offers adequate variety. Fruit and vegetables — chopped into bite-size pieces, if they’re vast — yield a light counterpoint to a tawny cheese. In this case, Conrad picked tender summer squash, zucchini, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, immature apples and baked red potatoes. Cubes of a good, crusty baguette tend to be another crowd-pleaser.

Chocolate Fondue

Dessert dippers should also be a brew of light and decadent options. The LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s designer, 31, opted for halved strawberries, slices of starfruit, clementine segments, blondies, mini meringues and toasted marshmallows.

Regardless if we offer one or both types, it’s a good thought to constitute your fondue hire where we wish your throng to gather. “Where we place a fondue depends on a diversion you’re playing,” Conrad explains. “If a diversion is something that takes adult a entire
table, afterwards we have to have it off to a side. But otherwise, you’re making
them dual apart activities — unless we wish to set adult a smorgasboard and have
people make their possess plates.”

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