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Retro heaven: Cheese Cider Fondue

Years ago cheese fondue was a safe bet when the vegetarians came to tea. I didn’t necessarily like or dislike it and it’s a great way of sharing food.

It’s often made with beer or white wine and sometimes that was a flavour I wasn’t keen on.

So in the super market, the one who cooks saw the emmental on special offer and he got excited.

I said, “what if we made it with cider?” And so a meal was born.

1 small bottle apple cider semi sweet
400g grated emmental cheese
I tsp coarse Mustard
2tsp cornflour in a little water.

Poor cider in saucepan heat gently.
Add the cheese a handful at a time and stir till melted.
Add the cornflour and water slowly and stir till a nice consistency.
Stir in the mustard to taste.
(it doesn’t need salt as the Cheese has plenty!)

Now it’s also good to choose yummy favourites to serve it with.


From the allotment (drum roll)

Purple sprouting broccoli
Cubed potatoes
Garlic French beans
Yellow tomatoes

Then we had some other guest stars.

Gluten free bread
Lightly sautéed mushrooms with fried onion from the plot.




10 comments on “Retro heaven: Cheese Cider Fondue

  1. dianaroggenbuckebrown
    August 22, 2014

    I haven’t had fondue in years, this looks like an interesting version with apple cider. 🙂


  2. Frugal Hausfrau
    August 22, 2014

    That looks lovely, and I like the idea of a cider a lot, too! Perfect for the upcoming cool weather! In the fall when the apples are harvested, we often take a drive to the country and stop when we see farmer’s stands with their home-made cider.


  3. bcparkison
    August 22, 2014

    What time? Looks really good.


  4. Rambling Woods
    August 23, 2014

    love this


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