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Deconstructed Potato and Cabot Cheddar Cheese Fondue

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    4 teaspoons Cabot Salted Butter
    4 teaspoons vegetable oil
    2/3 teaspoon kosher salt
    5 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
    4 1/2 ounces white wine
    1 1/2 ounces champagne
    1 1/2 tablespoons Kirsch
    8 1/2 ounces whole milk
    6 1/2 ounces half-and-half
    8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)
    2 1/2 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated (about 2/3 cup)
    2 1/2 ounces Emmenthaler cheese, grated (about 2/3 cup)
    1 ounce Brie cheese, cubed
    10 ounces bacon, cooked until crispy cool and crumble
    5 tablespoons minced scallions
    Cubed crusty bread
    Lightly salted roasted potato wedges
    Sour cream

    In heavy-bottomed pot over very low heat, melt butter with oil and salt; stir in flour and cook, stirring often about 15 minutes. (will become a thick paste.)
    Add white wine, champagne and Kirsch and whisk until smooth. Add milk and half-and-half; bring mixture slowly to simmer, whisking often.
    Let mixture simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add cheeses, whisking occasionally until cheeses are melted and combined.
    Add crumbled bacon and stir over heat for about 2 minutes longer to warm. Stir in chives. Transfer to fondue pot.
    Serve with bread, potatoes and side of sour cream.