Cheddar soup

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter
½ cup Finely diced celery
½ cup Finely diced leeks white
\N \N Part only
½ cup Finely diced carrots
4 tablespoons All purpose flour
4 cups Beef broth
1 \N Bottle light beer 12 oz
1 pounds Vermont cheddar white
1 pounds New York cheddar orange
\N \N Pinch of cayenne pepper
\N \N Fresh ground black pepper
\N \N Salt to taste
\N \N Fresh chives snipped for
\N \N Garnish

Melt the butter in heavy soup pot. Add the diced celery, leeks and carrots; cook, stirring, over low heat for 3 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, over low heat an additional 2 minutes. Add the broth and beer. Bring to a simmer very slowly so vegetables become tender, about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Over low heat, gradually add the cheeses, whisking all the time, until smooth. Season with cayenne, black pepper and salt. Continue cooking over low heat until heated through. Do not boil, or soup will separate.

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