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Microbrew and Blue Cheese Cheddar Fondue

  • 10 min
  • Easy
  • 10

Fondue is staging a comeback, and this one gets extra appeal from the addition of craft brew, plus hearty dippers including wings and soft pretzels.

  • Chef-mate® Basic Cheddar Cheese Sauce -- 2 1/2 cups
  • Beer, local/craft brown ale -- 4 Tbsp
  • Blue cheese, crumbled -- 4 Tbsp
  • Parsley, chopped -- 2 Tbsp
  • Celery, sticks -- 1 qt
  • Carrot, sticks -- 1 qt
  • Cherry tomatoes -- 1 1/4 pt
  • Cauliflower florets, blanched -- 1 1/2 qt
  • Chicken wings, prepared -- 2 1/2 lb
  • Seasoned potato wedges, prepared -- 2 lb
  • Soft pretzels, prepared -- 5 ea
  • Salt and pepper -- to taste
Preparation
1
In a pot over medium heat, combine cheese sauce and beer. Heat, stirring frequently.
2
In a stainless steel bowl, whisk together heated cheese sauce plus blue cheese.
3
Add blue cheese mixture to the pot and heat, stirring well.
4
Garnish sauce with parsley and serve warm with fresh vegetables, chicken wings, potato wedges, and pretzels.
Serving Suggestions/Variations

Experiment with other beer styles for a wide range of flavors, adjusting the beer ratio to taste<BR>
Substitute different vegetables, proteins, and more, such as broccoli and asparagus, sliced sausages, and tortilla chips

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