Stilton Cheese and Onion Soup

From Winchester Inn in Ashland, Oregon

Stilton is a semi-soft cheese available in a white variety as well as the more common blue, known for its strong flavor and crumbly texture. Stilton can be enjoyed on its own or incorporated into a variety of dishes including this simple, but deliciously rich soup recipe.

¼ lb of butter
1 cup flour
2 onions julienne
1 bunch leeks, chopped and washed
2 bottles Hefeweisen beer
3 cups chicken stock
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup Stilton cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux. Stir with a wooden spoon until dark tan in color, stir in beer, reserve mixture. Cook onion and leeks in 4oz of butter until soft over medium low heat. (approx 15 minutes), add chicken stock and slowly bring to boil, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper whisk in reserved roux, stir in cheese, and then finish with the heavy cream. Season again if needed. Thin with more beer or chicken stock is necessary.

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