Cheese fondue is social food, with friends and family gathered around a steaming pot of gooey cheese, and taking turns dipping bread, spuds, meat, and vegetables into the rich mixture. But, says KitchenDaily expert chef Lauren Braun Costello
, you don't need a fondue pot and a mix of classic Swiss cheeses to make a great fondue. Lauren relies on good old Cheddar cheese, which she combines with whole milk, Dijon mustard, nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, white pepper and salt, then adds corn starch to thicken it.
Instead of using a fondue pot, Lauren suggests pouring the cheese sauce into a bread bowl, which will keep the sauce warm for an hour. (She cuts the top off of a round loaf of sourdough, then pulls pieces of bread from the center, creating a bowl. The top can be cut up for dipping, too.)
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