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How to Make Cheese Fondue Using Shredded Cheese

Cheese fondue is an easy appetizer, andis the perfect dish for family gatherings, holidays, and parties. A super delicious cheese fondue is a simple recipe with very few ingredients and can be made in very little time. It is easy to make, and you don’t need to be an incredible cook to make it perfect!

But you know me, I just love to put my twist on any dish I make. I like experimenting, and I decided to make cheese fondue with Mexican shredded cheese instead of Swiss or cheddar cheese.

So, before you start cooking, let’s get familiar with a few things that will make your cooking easier.

Is A Fondue Pot Necessary To Make Cheese Fondue?

You can use a fondue pot if you have one, but if you don’t, its completely fine. You can use a regular saucepan to make shredded cheese fondue. It won’t make a difference in the end whether you use a saucepan or a fondue pot.

What to eat with shredded cheese fondue?

There are so many foods that you can enjoy with the cheesy fondue. Some of them are listed below:

  • Cooked Broccoli
  • Bread
  • Ham
  • Steamed green beans
  • Diced and cooked potatoes

There is a hugevariety of things that you can use as fondue dippers. Anything you want to dip in cheese, you pretty much can.

What Types Of Cheese Can You Use In Cheese Fondue?

Cheese fondue is usually made with natural cheddar or Swiss cheese, but to give my fondue a Mexican spin, I am using Mexican Shredded Cheese for my fondue. Cheese fondue is a versatile dish, so you can use whatever cheese/blend you prefer.

Now, let’s get to the recipe of Mexican shredded cheese fondue.

Ingredients

Butter                                                 1 ½ Tablespoon

Corn-starch                                       1 Tablespoon

Salt                                                     ½ Teaspoon

Milk                                                     1 Cup

Mexican Shredded Cheese           2 Cups

Dippers for fondue (vegetables, bread, ham, potatoes, etc.)

How to make Mexican shredded cheese fondue?

  1. Place a saucepan or fondue pot on the stove at medium heat.
  2. Lower the heat once the pot is hot and melt the butter over it.
  3. Add the corn-starch and mix it well with the butter.

(If you are using an electric fondue pot, put the temperature just a little above the warm setting. If you go higher than this, the temperature will get too hot.)

  1. Mix the salt in the mixture of corn-starch and butter.
  2. Add in the milk, and continuously stir over a medium-low heat until it comes to a boil.
  3. Stir continuously and boil the mixture for about a minute.
  4. Lower the heat and slowly add the Mexican Shredded cheese.
  5. Mix well until the cheese is completely melted and serve it with your favourite dippers.

You can also make this dish in advance, if you are making it for parties or family gatherings. All you have to do is refrigerate it overnight and reheat in a microwave or on the stove over low heat. When heating the fondue, you can add a little bit of milk if you want the consistency to be a bit thinner.`

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