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Cider and Blue Cheese Fondue Recipe

This delicious blue cheese fondue recipe will please the blue cheese lovers amongst the crowd. This cheese fondue recipe also contains cider and pear eau-de-vie or pear Schnapps.

This recipe will make enough for four people and takes about 30 minutes to prepare.


Blue Cheese Fondue Recipe

15 ml(1 tbsp)Onions, Thinly Chopped
375 ml(1 1/2 cups)Cider
560 g(1 1/4 lb) Gruyère Cheese, Shredded
150 g(1/3 lb)Fourme D'Ambert Cheese, Diced
15 ml(1 tbsp)Cornstarch
30 ml(1 tbsp)Pear Eau-De-Vie or Pear Schnapps (optional)
150 g(1/3 lb)Blue Cheese, Crumbled
To Taste Salt and Pepper
Assortment of Dippers

1. In a medium pot over low heat, cook the onion in the cider.

2. Mix the cornstarch with the gruyère cheese.

3. Gradually add the Fourme D'Ambert and Gruyère cheese, one handful at a time and mix until all the cheese is melted.

4. Add the liqueur to the pot.

5. Add the blue cheese into the pot and transfer the mixture into your cheese fondue pot. Add the extra crumbled blue cheese on top.

6. Carefully light the fondue burner.

7. Add salt and pepper to taste and dip your pieces of bread and other dippers into the delicious cheese.

8. Enjoy and repeat! Make sure to keep stirring the cheese.


Dippers for Your Cheese Fondue Recipe

Here are a few dippers that you can use with these fondue recipes:

  • French Bread
  • Red Grapes
  • Green Grapes
  • Apple Slices
  • Celery Stick
  • Mushrooms

Use your imagination and have fun discovering other delicious dippers to go with your cheese fondue! Make sure to get the right equipment for this cheese fondue recipe.

fondue pot

If you don't already have a cheese fondue set, you may want to consider getting a versatile fondue pot that can be used for chocolate fondue, cheese fondue and meat fondue in either hot oil or broth. I recommend the pot shown on the right. In addition to being versatile, it is also electrical.

I recommend the Trudeau 3-in-1 Fondue Set as a multipurpose cheese fondue pot that would work great for this cheese fondue recipe.

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