Highland Fondue

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  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups grated Scottish or Cheddar cheese
  • 3 teaspoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons whiskey
  • Cubes of rye and onion bread


  1. Put onion and butter into a saucepan and cook over a gentle heat until soft.
  2. Add milk and heat until bubbling.
  3. Gradually stir in cheese and continue to cook until melted, stirring frequently.
  4. In a small bowl, blend flour smoothly with whiskey, then stir into cheese mixture and cook 2 to 3 minutes until thickened, stirring frequently.
  5. Pour into the fondue pot and serve with cubes of rye and onion bread.

Serves 4 to 6.