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Categories: Recipes

The Best Soup for A Cold Day

A recipe from Cabot

You’ve just gotten home from the kids’ sporting event and it was freezing outside. Luckily, you’ve got the perfect remedy. Imagine it now, the whole family is bundled up in blankets, sitting around the fireplace, and you pass out warm bowls of cheddar cheese soup for everyone to enjoy. You’ve never enjoyed the cold so much. Well, we want to make sure this vision  can become a reality. That’s why we are sharing this amazing recipe with you. Enjoy!


4 tablespoons Cabot Salted Butter
½ cup sifted King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 cups milk, heated
2 cups half-and-half or reduced-fat chicken broth, heated
1½ cups Cabot Sharp Cheddar, diced
½ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
Crumbled bacon or chopped hard-boiled egg for garnish (optional)


Melt – Butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Gradually stir in flour, making smooth paste. Stir while cooking for about 5 minutes.

Whisk – In hot milk, cream or chicken broth and mustard; continue stirring until soup thickens and comes to a simmer. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir just until cheese is melted.

Season – With salt and pepper. Served topped with crumbled bacon or chopped egg if desired.