March 1, 2017

Smoky Gouda Cheese Soup

On the Menu Today~
Smoky Gouda Cheese Soup

Smoky Gouda Cheese Soup is delicious.
Cheesy with a wonderful but subtle smoky flavor.
The smokiness comes not only from the cheese but also from the bacon.
If you can't find smoked gouda cheese, use regular gouda.

Serve Smoky Gouda Cheese Soup with
Cheese and Chive Sourdough Biscuits
Nothing tastes better on a sourdough biscuit than
cheesy, smoky, hot soup.

Gouda Cheese is often used when making fondue. Why?
Because it melts beautifully, making it the perfect cheese to use in soups.
Gouda cheese has a mild flavor,
which is another reason why gouda works so well in soup.
With it's mild flavor, all of the ingredients blend together well and
the vegetables and bacon seem to shine through.

We hope you try Smoky Gouda Cheese Soup and
Enjoy it as much as we do~


Smoky Gouda Cheese Soup

  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces, set aside a few tablespoons for garnish
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 cup warm beer
  • 1 pound grated smoked gouda cheese
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • coarse salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • sliced green onions, garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. In a 4 to 5 quart Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon from pan, drain on paper towels, set aside. Drain off bacon fat, leaving 1 tablespoon fat in pan. 
  2. Add onion, garlic, celery, green pepper, fresh mushrooms, carrots and oil. Saute until vegetables are soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add flour, and stir constantly for about 4 minutes.
  4. Whisk in chicken stock, half & half and beer. Bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in cheese, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, until cheese is melted and soup is smooth. If soup is to thick, stir in a small amount of warm milk.
  7. Garnish with chopped chives and crumbled bacon.
Cheese, Bacon, Celery, Cream, Onion, Soup
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