Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hard Apple Cider Cheese Fondue



“Cheese makes life worth living” is what my friend Scott always says. I couldn’t agree more, but I’d stretch it a little further and say, “Cheese fondue, with university produced cheese and alcohol, makes life a party.”

Ingredients
1 pound Cougar Gold or other sharp white cheddar
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup hard apple cider (Drink the rest while preparing fondue)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1. Crumble or shred the cheese. In a bowl, toss together the cheese and flour.

2. In medium sized sauce pan bring the hard apple cider to a boil.

3. Reduce heat to low and add the cheese mixture a handful at a time, stirring until melted before adding more.

4. Add the vinegar and stir together.

5. Pour the precious golden cheesy elixir into a fondue pot.

6. Serve with cheese delivery devices

Cheese Delivery Devices
Crusty bread pieces
Baked Yukon Gold potato chunks
Lightly steamed broccoli
Apple chunks
Ham chunks
Toasted walnuts

Notes: Cougar Gold cheese is made by Washington State University: http://www.wsu.edu/creamery/.

Recipe by Laura Flowers


15 comments:

Ginger said...

I like the part about drinking the hard apple cider! This really would be great to serve at a dinner party. I also like all your Cheese Delivery Devices!

sherri said...

I'm dying here....

ButterYum said...

Oooh, broccoli and ham chunks!!!

Oceanside Creations said...

Wow! This sounds fantastic. I love cheese!

Mary said...

I love your "delivery service." Laura, this is another surefire winner. This would be great for a gang watching football. Nice.

Carrie said...

I think I may need to buy myself a fondue pot :)

Anonymous said...

I love fondue and I love hard apple cider. Together they sound very delicious. I'll have to try it.

Anonymous said...

just pour it in my mouth, forget the bread... melty cheese.. oh god!

Anonymous said...

and i know apple and cheddar go well!

lesley said...

I drunnkk thee resst...I'm waitting for the fonnduu...

The Cooking Photographer said...

Roflmao! Thanks for the laughs and the comments!

Risa said...

I love cheese and I love hard cider even more. I am definitely going to have to try this sometime.

Pink Little Cake said...

I am a cheese lover, I can't wait for my husband to have off on my birthday,sounds good with nice bottle of a champagne!

Mindy said...

I love fondue and I love hard cider, so I'm pretty sure this is the best invention ever!

MaryMc said...

I came across this recipe and it sounded outrageous, so I saved it. Then, just a couple of weeks later, I found some Cougar Gold cheese in a little deli (it's usuall tough to find over here in Husky territory). Clearly, the universe was telling me to make this cheese fondue. So who am I to argue? And it WAS outrageous! Thanks!!

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