Cheese Fondue

Meet Irish Cheddar.  My favorite cheese. EVER.  My hubby’s favorite cheese. EVER.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if it will be yours when you try it too. Smooth, sharp, but not too sharp, creamy…. perfect.  It’s getting much easier to find now, even Costco is selling it. So next time you see it, try some, you won’t regret it!   And now, a recipe using it!

I’m finally getting around to posting this recipe, we actually had it for Valentine’s Day!  I don’t make fondue very often, only a couple times a year, but it really is easy, delicous, and very fun.  You can get really creative with the dippers, or be very basic. 

3 T butter
4 T flour
1/2 tsp paprika
2 1/2 cups milk
12 oz shredded cheese ( I used Irish Cheddar, I sometimes use half cheddar, half swiss)
Juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper, to taste
Melt the butter in a saucepan.  Add flour and paprika, cook a minute.  Gradually add milk, whisking in completely.  Add cheese, then stir in lemon juice, salt, and pepper. 
Whisk in more milk if it’s thicker than you want.  Serve in fondue pot.
Dipping Ideas: cubed french bread
lightly steamed vegetables-like cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli
lil smokies
cooked chicken
Apple slices or cubes
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  1. Hey Holly – so I've made this recipe and LOVED it, but I have a question about the cheddar you refer to. The only kind I could find was Dubliner cheese at Sam's Club – the cheese itself had a firm texture with bits of white/salt flecks throughout the cheese. Is that what the cheese you use looks like? I'm wondering if I need to find Irish Cheddar with a softer texture…

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