Creamy White Cheese Soup

white cheese soup

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Sharp cheddar cheese is showcased in this creamy, delicious soup. Add some mustard for a piquant tang, cream for a luxurious finish and garnish with fragrant chives.


  • 1 pound (450g) shredded sharp white cheddar
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup (250ml) light colored beer
  • ½ cup (70g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (5½ tablespoons) butter
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1½ cups (375ml) Half & Half
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • Chopped chives, for garnish


  1. Melt the butter in a pot.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.
  3. Stir in the salt, pepper, mustard, garlic, onion, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Now mix in the Half & Half, beer and chicken broth and cook until thick.
  5. Stir in the cheddar but don’t let the soup reach a boil.
  6. Once the cheese has melted, serve garnished with fresh chives.

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