Ballymaloe Cheese Fondue


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Simply Delicious 2

Simply Delicious 2

By Darina Allen

Published 1990

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Myrtle Allen devised this Cheese Fondue recipe made from Irish Cheddar cheese. It’s a great favourite at Ballymaloe and even though it’s a meal in itself it may be made in minutes and is loved by adults and children alike. A fondue set is obviously an advantage but not essential.


  • 2 tablesp. ( cup) white wine
  • a small clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 teasp. Easy Tomato Chutney
  • 2 teasp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 6 ozs (170 g/2 cups) grated mature Cheddar cheese
  • crusty white bread


Put the white wine and the rest of the ingredients into a small saucepan or fondue pot and stir. Just before serving put over a low heat until the cheese melts and begins to bubble. Put the pot over the fondue stove and serve immediately with fresh French bread or cubes of ordinary white bread crisped up in a hot oven.