Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese Soup

(Republished from a posting on Eat Wisconsin Cheese. Originally published here.)

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup each diced carrot and celery
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups milk
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack cheese
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Chopped parsley

 

Cooking Directions:

In saucepan melt butter. Add onion, carrot and celery; cook until tender. Stir in flour; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes until bubbly. Stir in soda. Gradually stir in milk and broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until mixture thickens slightly, 10 to 15 minutes. Add cheese and red pepper; stir just until melted and well blended. Garnish with parsley.

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