Mar 6, 2014

Grated: Grated cheddar cheese.NB: Credit to read
Who doesn't love a fantastic soup recipe?  Well, to keep your stomach satisfied, CHEESEWERKS has provided us with another delicious and original dish!  For a brief moment, forget about mother nature's chill and prepare yourself an amazing bowl of CHEESEWERKS CHEDDAR + ALE SOUP!

As Canada’s only restaurant dedicated to Cheese, CHEESEWERKS offers a full range of ooey gooey delights including Mac + Cheese, Nachos, Quesadillas, Grilled Cheese and House-made Soups.  All are made with fresh, local ingredients and served with their house-made Sodas, small–batch Craft Beers or local Wines from the Niagara or Prince Edward County regions.

Kevin Durkee, CHEESEWERKS Big Cheese has shared his Cheddar + Ale Soup recipe, enjoy!


1/2 cup, Butter, salted
2 Celery stalks, diced
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 medium, Carrot, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup flour
1 cup 10-35% Cream
1 ½ cups Beau’s All Natural Lagered Ale
1 ½ cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
2 cups Balderson Aged Cheddar, shredded
Salt +  Black pepper, to taste
Hot Sauce + Worcestershire Sauce to taste

1. Melt the Butter in a high sided soup/stock pot.
2. Add the Onions and cook until golden brown. 
Soup!: Visit http://www.vierdrie.nl3. Add the Carrot + Celery and continue to sauté for a few minutes more. 
4. Stir in the flour and continue cooking for a few minutes more. (making a thick roux / paste)
5. Pour in Ale, Stock and Cream and simmer until the soup has thickened. Approximately 3-6 mins.
6. Add the grated Cheddar, melt and stir until combined and smooth.
ADD to taste
Salt and Pepper, Hot Sauce + Worcestershire Sauce

ENJOY: Serve with a slice of artisan bread or grilled cheese / or top with pretzel croutons.

*TIP: If the soup is too thick, add warm Beer. If the soup is too thin, add more Cheese.

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Don't miss Kevin at the National Home Show where he'll be sharing this recipe and more live on stage!