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Cheddar and Spinach Fondue

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NotesProcessed Cheddar helps to create a creamy fondue — the perfect complement to vitamin-packed spinach.

Make ahead:

Cube processed Cheddar and grate old Cheddar. Combine in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

Blanch spinach.

Serves4

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseappetizer

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Taste and Texturecheesy, creamy

Type of Dishdip/spread

Ingredients

  • 8 oz processed Cheddar cheese block, cubed (250 g)
  • 4 oz old Cheddar cheese, grated (125 g)
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (15 mL)
  • 1 cup beer 250 (mL)
  • 1 tbsp grainy or Dijon mustard (15 mL)
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped spinach, blanched for 1 minute and squeezed dry (250 mL)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine processed Cheddar, old Cheddar and flour; mix well to coat cheese with flour.

  2. In a large saucepan, bring beer to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low.

  3. Add cheese mixture by handfuls to saucepan, stirring constantly after each addition with a wooden spoon in a figure-eight motion until cheese is melted.

  4. Stir in mustard; mix well. Sprinkle with nutmeg and pepper, then stir in spinach. Transfer to fondue pot and serve immediately.

  5. Serve with…

  6. Cubes of French bread, lightly toasted English muffin wedges, lightly toasted bagel chunks, Granny Smith apple sections.

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