White Cheddar Fondue is smooth, rich, and delightfully retro.
Total Time:20 minutes
Yield:6 servings 1x
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1-1/2 cups milk
8 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese
Bread and other accompaniments for dipping
It's helpful to get everything ready before you start, so go ahead and measure out your flour, salt, pepper, and mustard powder into one small container. Also measure out your milk and add your Worcestershire sauce to that. If you bought a block of cheese, grate it all now. This way you won't have to abandon your stirring and risk burning anything on the bottom of your pan.
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt your butter. Whisk in flour mixture and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes until it starts to smell nutty.
Slowly start drizzling in your milk mixture and whisking all the while. I add a couple of tablespoons at a time and whisk it in until it's smooth before adding more. You'll initially have a very thick mixture, but it will eventually thin out from a paste to a sauce. Once you've added all the liquid, allow it to cook, still stirring slowly, until you start to see bubbles. If you worked slowly enough, it should already be pretty well thickened.
Finally, add your cheese and stir until melted and smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot, small crockpot, or vessel of your choice. Dip to your heart's content.