Vermont Cheddar Cheese Soup

From: (Stephanie da Silva)
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1993 15:39:35 GMT

2 cups (1/2 liter) shredded Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons (45 ml) butter
4 scallions (including some of the green parts), chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
3 tablespoons (45 ml) flour
1/8 teaspoon (1/2 ml) grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon (1/2 ml) pepper
2 cups (1/2 liter) chicken broth
1 quart (1 liter) milk
1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
1 tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce

In a large pot, melt the butter.  Add the scallions, onion and celery.
Cook until the onion softens.  Sift in the flour, nutmeg and pepper and
cook for 2 or 3 minutes longer.  Gradually stire in the broth.  Bring the
mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 minutres.  Cool the mixture slightly.
Strain into a bowl and return it to the pan.

Add the milk and bring the soup just to a boil.  Gruadually add the cheese, 
stirring to melt each batch before adding more.  Return the soup to a boil,
stirring often.  Taste for seasoning, and add salt and Worcestershire.


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