This Cheese Fondue made with Swiss and cheddar is great for any occasion. Serve as an appetizer along with fresh vegetables, fruit, bread, or crackers.
A family tradition on my in-law’s side is having cheese fondue on Christmas Day! At first, I was reluctant because at the time I was not a big cheese fan. BUT I was quickly converted and now you can consider me one of the biggest cheese fans around. The combination here of the Swiss and cheddar makes for the most amazing meld. Swiss by itself, well not so much, but melt it with some sharp cheddar, butter, and oh….everything else you add, you can’t get much better.
This has become my favorite meals to eat on Christmas and trust me this is the day of plenty!!!! Easy to serve for any occasion, as an appetizer or a meal your family and guest will be satisfied.
Cheers to family, traditions, and cheese!
How do you make Cheese Fondue?
In a large saucepan or fondue pot blend butter, flour, and milk to make white sauce.
Once the white sauce is made add the Swiss and Cheddar cheese melted.
Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste right before you serve.
Keep warm over low heat or in a fondue platter. Great to serve with vegetables and sourdough or French bread.
My favorite kitchen tools used to make Cheese Fondue
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SAUCEPAN: I am a total snob after having an assortment of pots in our cupboard over the years. After getting some Calphalon pots on sale at my local grocer, I won’t try anything else. They are affordable and durable – a win, win in our home
MEASURING CUPS: Nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of its durability.
MEASURING SPOONS: I have to have a metal set of measuring spoons on hand. The plastic ones just don’t last long in our house thanks in large part to the garbage disposal.
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- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1 pound Swiss cheese shredded
- 1 pound Cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large saucepan or fondue pot blend butter, flour, and milk to make white sauce.
- Once the white sauce is made add the Swiss and Cheddar cheese melted.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste right before you serve.
- Keep warm over low heat or in a fondue platter. Great to serve with vegetables and sourdough or French bread.
My review: This is my favorite holiday meal! Even now when I go to the Melting Pot – our local fondue place I only get chocolate because I just love this recipe too much and the comparing is just not fair!
Kid’s reviews: So anything with cheese my kids, well most of my kids LOVE! Madden who is our little mouse – literally loves a mouse diet cheese and bread and anything that crumbles and he eats like a mouse too!!! On which we are trying to break him off before the dating years come and yes, I know it will take us 10 more years!!! He put this recipe away!!! The only one who isn’t a fan is Aiden, my 10-year old who after a bad pizza incident with a local restaurant in tow (who shall remain nameless) is not into cheese.
Credit: My mother-in-law Jeanne gave me this recipe! I just love, love, love it and her! xoxo