Fiesta Fondue

Pair this dish with a salad for a fun, festive dinner or serve it as a unique appetizer at any party. It's also a great dip with chunks of our crusty Artisan breads.

(2) 8.8-oz pkgs Bertagni Ravioli (in our Dairy department)
Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
2 cups Gruyère cheese, shredded
¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
2½ Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup milk
¼ cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Sea salt and ground white pepper to taste

Prepare ravioli according to package directions, drain, toss with olive oil (to prevent sticking) and keep warm.

In a medium bowl, toss all cheeses with the cornstarch. In a medium-sized saucepan, cook the red pepper in the butter over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the broth and milk, and heat until barely simmering. Stir in the lemon juice. Add the cheese and cornstarch mixture, a handful at a time, stirring until the cheese is melted before adding more.

When all the cheese has been added, stir in the dill, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Transfer fondue to a fondue pot or chafing dish. Use as dip with assorted ravioli.

Makes 12 servings

Per serving: 331 calories; 19g total fat; 10g saturated fat; 81mg cholesterol; 445mg sodium; 23g total carbohydrates; 18g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains milk and wheat