Thursday, February 3, 2011

I'm back and I brought fondue.....

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, what can I say, life is busy. We have been experimenting with fondue recipes, and this is one of my favorite creations. I have some more recipes I would like to share, so look to hear from me more often. I will also start composing a farm and cheesemaking and life update for your enjoyment/amusement/sympathy. Also fondue and super bowls go good together.

Laurel Valley Creamery 3 C Fondue

¾ cup hard cider

¾ - 1 pound Laurel Valley Creamery Raw Milk Cheddar Cheese

½ cup Cloverton

2 Tbls Flour

Salt and Pepper

Begin by shredding the Cheddar Cheese; I use a box grater and the smallest holes when shredding cheese for fondue. I also like the cheese to be firm when shredding, leave it in the fridge until your ready to shred. Take the Cloverton out so it can come to room temp, while you are working. After you have shredded the cheese toss it with the flour and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat cider to almost boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Slowly add cheese to cider a small handful at a time, allowing the cheese to melt before adding more. When most of the Cheddar has been added, begin adding the Cloverton by the spoonful, allowing it to melt between additions and alternating with the remaining cheddar. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Transfer to a small ceramic fondue pot or slow cooker; keep warm.

Our Favorite things to dip:

Crusty Bread


Smoked Sausage

Roasted Potatoes


Things I want to dip:

Soft Pretzels


Olives (Nick wants to dip them, not me)

Also you could substitute non hard cider or apple juice if you wanted or needed to do so.

Yes, that's my coffee table. No judgment.


  1. May I ask what Cloverton is?
    I googled it and came up with nothing!

  2. Cloverton is a soft, spreadable, tasty cheese we make. In fact it is both my favorite to eat and to make. It's made from whole milk and has similarities to both a cream cheese and ricotta. There is a picture and a description on our website.

    Thanks for asking Paula, you have inspired my late night snack :) After the kids are in bed and I get the cheese packed up for the Farmers Market tomorrow I'm going to top some Cloverton with some salsa I made and eat it with chips. I'm so glad you asked :)

  3. I cannot wait to come check out your place!!My husband & I Love cheese!
    S.(Napper) Alexander

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