Jamie Oliver

Easy cheese fondue

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Easy cheese fondue

Serves 10
Cooks In15 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    414
    21%
  • Fat
    34.5g
    49%
  • Saturates
    21.4g
    107%
  • Protein
    24.8g
    55%
  • Carbs
    0.6g
    0%
  • Sugar
    0.4g
    0%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    414
    21%
  • Fat
    34.5g
    49%
  • Saturates
    21.4g
    107%
  • Protein
    24.8g
    55%
  • Carbs
    0.6g
    0%
  • Sugar
    0.4g
    0%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 2 shallots , peeled and finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or marjoram , leaves picked
  • 50ml cider
  • 400g Cheddar cheese
  • 400g Gruyere cheese
  • 150g blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
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Method

Start cooking this once your guests have arrived. That way, it will be runny and gooey and perfect when everyone is ready to eat.

Heat a lug of oil in a frying pan on a medium heat. Put a large saucepan with an inch or two of hot water on a low heat. Put a large heatproof bowl over the saucepan so you have a bain-marie.

Add the chopped shallots to the frying pan and cook them gently for around 5 to 10 minutes with a pinch of salt and pepper and the herbs. Once they’ve softened, but not coloured, add them to the bowl with the cider and all of the cheese.

Leave the cheese to slowly melt down, only stirring now and then to help it along. Once it has mostly melted, stir in the crème fraîche then a swig or two of hot water to loosen the mixture a little. Have a taste to check the seasoning, and get all of your dipping ingredients and skewers at the ready. I like homemade croutons, some bread sticks and a few leftover roasted potatoes cut in half for mine, but really anything you like to eat with cheese will be good here. When it’s runny and delicious get everyone around the bowl and watch it disappear!

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