Grafton Cheddar Ale Soup

This popular recipe at The Old Tavern includes handcrafted Grafton Cheddar Cheese, sister company to The Old Tavern.

1 garlic bulb, roasted
1 sweet onion, chopped & caramelized
1 red pepper, diced 1/4 inch pieces
1 green pepper, diced 1/4 inch pieces
1 carrot, peeled and diced 1/4 inch pieces
2 shallots thinly chopped
2 qt vegetable stock
1 pint heavy cream
2 pounds, Grafton Premium Cheddar (shredded)
1 22 oz McNeill's Firehouse Ale (or other amber beer)
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, diced 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 pound unsalted butter
Extra virgin olive oil

Sauté shallots, peppers, carrots until soft in 2 T olive oil and 1 T butter. Add bottle of beer and simmer 5 minutes. Add caramelized onions, potatoes, stock and remaining butter. Simmer until potatoes are tender. Then turn off flame. Add cream, roasted garlic and cheddar slowly with whisk. Puree in blender. Add salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh chives and croûtons.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 1 gallon
Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Other recipes by Grafton Inn:
Mediterranean Bouillabaisse
Wild Mushroom & Spinach Risotto With Grafton Smoked Cheddar
Roasted Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Bisque
Old Tavern's Famous Scones - Raspberry
Vermont Spring Bouillabaisse
Vegetarian Satay With Asian Pesto
Mariniated Venison Loin W/ Grilled Peaches & Garden Vegetables
Vermexican Elk Tenderloin With Bell Pepper Mashed & Cilantro Lime Cream
Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Recipe Provided By:
Grafton Inn
Grafton, VT

Grafton Bed and Breakfast Inns