Maplewood Smoked Extra Old Cheddar and Beer Soup

The sharp taste of Maple Smoked Extra Old Cheddar gives a deep, smoky taste to this classic, rustic fare. Be sure to make enough for seconds!


  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 Bottles (approx. 355ml each) lager or pale ale beer - or to taste
  • 2 cups Whipping cream
  • ¾ cup Chicken stock
  • 2 3/4 cups Bothwell Maple Smoked Extra Old Cheddar, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Chives, chopped (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat.
  2. Cook onions and garlic until soft.
  3. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add beer, pouring along the side of the saucepan, stirring constantly.
  5. Add cream and stock and simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Gradually add cheese, stirring until melted (do not boil).
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with chives (optional).
  8. Serve with sliced baguette.