Recipe: Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar Fondue and Wine Pairings


This recipe for Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar Fondue is a delicious holiday treat, especially when you pair it with a buttery British Columbia Chardonnay or Ontario Cabernet Franc.

The smooth, wood smoke flavour of the Cheddar marries beautifully with oak-aged toastiness of the Chardonnay or CabSouthbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2013ernet Franc.Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014

The Double Smoked Cheddar is cold smoked twice using a mixture of natural hard woods and aged for twelve months, which makes it ideal for the robust weight and texture of these wines.


Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar Fondue

Makes 2 Servings


1 garlic clove, cut in half
75 ml dark sweet beer
125 ml coarsely grated Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar
10 ml cornstarch
2 ml dry mustard
2 ml paprika


Rub the bottom and sides of a small saucepan with the garlic; discard garlic.

Pour beer into saucepan; bring beer almost to boiling over medium heat.

Meanwhile, in a bowl combine Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar, cornstarch, mustard and paprika.

Gradually stir cheese mixture into saucepan, whisking continuously until mixture just comes to a boil and is thick and smooth.

Keep warm over low heat or transfer to a fondue pot. Serve warm.

Recipe note: This fondue makes a perfect pairing for Balderson Cheddar Twists.

This recipe is courtesy of Balderson Cheddar.

You can discover more Cheddar recipes here.



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