Fondue Picante

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz. (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. adobo liquid from canned chile chipotles in adobo sauce or to taste
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Asiago cheese, shredded
  • 1-1/4 cups (about 8 oz.) Wisconsin Limburger cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), toasted, optional

Accompaniments: Corn chips, fried corn tortilla wedges, boiled potato skewers, chorizo skewers, cubed pepper bread

Instructions:

In a heavy sauce pan, scald milk and cream (heated just below 212ºF boiling point).

Melt butter in a seperate heavy 2-quart saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook over low heat for about 2 - 3 minutes, being careful not to scorch. Gradually add milk and cream to flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Over low heat, begin adding cheese, blending until smooth before adding additional. Pour into fondue pot or serve in holllowed-out pumpkin for special touch. Sprinkle with pepitas. For dipping, choose corn chips, fried corn tortilla wedges, boiled potato skewers, chorizo skewers or cubed rustic pepper bread.

Photo & recipe courtsey of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.