Beer and cheddar soup

What to write what to write…….hmm……you think this would be easier?  I mean come on I just picked up my blog space and moved without any indication.  I know I could think of something stupid to ramble on about but alas I sit here at 6:50 in my perpetual state of zombiness slamming coffee in a desperate attempt to wake up.

While I think here is a picture of a jellyfish we saw at the Shedd Aquarium….


I still got nothing so time to trudge through.

Who does not like beer and cheese?  If so wait a couple more days because I am sure Heather is going to post up some foo foo muffins or cupcakes for you to enjoy.  Heck that is going to be the hardest part of this joint blog because my blog was a testament to everything meat and hers is well *barf* baking.  I am going to have to try extra hard to keep my carnivore lovers happy.

Well work beckons………….I love my job I love my job I love my job………..

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 rib of celery grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic grated
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Couple sprigs of thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bottle of beer (I used a hoppy Oktoberfest from a local brewery that for some reason the name is escaping me)
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 lb of extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


  • Over low heat in a medium sauce pan add in the 1/4 cup of butter and once melted add in the carrot, onion, and celery.  Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Sprinkle the flour over and stir around for a couple minutes.  If the mixture seems to dry add in more butter.
  • Lower the heat and add in the beer, broth, milk, cream, bay, Worcestershire, mustard, and thyme.
  • Cook until heated through (about 15 minutes).
  • Add in the cheese a handful at a time and do not add in more cheese until the previous handful has melted.
  • Serve with pepper, more cheese, bread, bacon, whatever the freak your little heart desires.

Beer and Cheddar Soup

Cooked up by Jeff


  1. 13
    December 3

    Where’s the meat?

  2. 12
    Jesse (Sophist)
    December 2

    SHivley I FoUnd YOu. Not that it was hard. Bacon cookies eh? Chocolate covered bacon is good, so why not. I will be watching you :squint: Try an Amber Ale sometime in your soup. I use a similar recipe and it tastes good too me. Not that yours doesn’t. You should serve it to your friends in Beer Steins sometime to mess with them.

    (Insert Random OTism as signout HERE)

  3. 11
    December 1

    is it ok that I like meat & baking?! Heck I put pork in my baking

  4. 10
    December 1

    I love a beer and cheddar soup! I think this makes you an honourary Canadian!

  5. 9
    November 30

    Haha a lot more meat covered/wrapped around pastry in the future perhaps?

    Beer and cheddar sound like a good Saturday/Sunday/Monday night of football to me!

  6. 8
    November 30

    Maybe it’s time to upgrade to slammin’ espresso, one shot at a time!! (we’re givin away a machine! We’ll be back to check in…looks like this blog will be fun!
    ~Kristin and Chris Ann

  7. 7
    November 30

    I am sure this is a crowd pleaser:)

  8. 6
    November 30

    HA! Welcome to a blog…where it’s oddly much like life only in text. It’s kind of like sharing an office chair.

    Mmmmmm beer cheese soup!

    Michelle ~ The Sherpini in Sherpa

  9. 5
    November 30

    Looks fabulous! I almost thought it had jelly fish in it, though. That would be…weird.

  10. 4
    November 30

    Looks and sounds amazing! Glad I found the new blog and good luck to you both :)

  11. 3
    November 30

    uh. who am i supposed to follow on twitter to get more notifications on the blog?

  12. 2
    November 30

    Oh god that looks good.


  13. 1
    November 30

    So, does the beer counteract the heavy cream, cholesterol-wise? :-D

    This sounds so delish, Jeff. Can’t beat the combo of beer & cheese!