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What are some good beer cheese fondue recipes?

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Good beer cheese fondue recipes are available on SamuelAdams.com and EatWisconsinCheese.com. The Samuel Adams' recipe is made with saison beer, whereas Wisconsin Cheese's recipe is made with amber beer.

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To make Samuel Adams' fondue, combine 12 ounces of saison beer with 1 chopped garlic clove in a fondue pot, and boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Increase the heat to medium and stir in 1 pound of grated Gruyère cheese, 1 pound of grated Comté cheese and 2 pounds of cheddar cheese.

Cook until the mixture is smooth and add 1/2 teaspoon of powdered mustard, 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix in 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into 3 ounces of saison beer and pour into the fondue. Whisk until smooth and serve with cubed bread and apple wedges.

To make Wisconsin Cheese's fondue, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of flour. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of milk until smooth and add 2/3 cup of amber beer. Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups of smoked and shredded gouda cheese and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.

Once smooth, whisk in 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Italian breadsticks and slices of baguette.

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