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 :)

pinkstripes said...

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

~RED~ said...

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

~RED~ 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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