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A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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The fécule or cornflour is a cheat but it works. In the absence of a truffle shaver, a sharp Japanese mandoline will do very well. In the absence of a mandoline, a fine grater will manage. A knife simply won’t do.


  • 225 g (8 oz) Fontina cheese
  • 125 ml (4


Grate the cheese on the coarse mesh of a grater and place in a bowl with the combined milk and cream. Leave this to soak for 1 hour.

Melt the butter in a small non-stick saucepan on a steady heat and add the cheese-milk-cream mixture, spoonful by spoonful, waiting until the cheese has melted before adding the next. Combine the extra 2