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Widmer’s Cheese Cellar’s Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup

Widmer's Cheese Cellar
Looking for a hearty, flavorful soup to warm up the colder months? This version of a classic favorite boasts delicious, rich cheese flavor and soothing comfort.


  • 1/4 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups 12 ounces beer
  • 8 ounces Widmer’s Cheddar cheese shredded (2 cups)
  • 8 ounces Widmer’s Colby cheese shredded (2 cups)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 pretzel rolls optional
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives


  • ►Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel to drain. When cool enough to handle, crumble bacon. Set aside.
  • ►Combine flour and cold water in a bowl until smooth. Whisk the milk, beer, cheddar, colby, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly until cheese are melted. Slowly whisk in flour mixture. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 8-10 minutes or until soup is thickened.
  • ►Hollow out pretzel rolls, if desired, with a sharp knife for bowls. Spoon soup into rolls or serving bowls. Garnish with chives and reserved bacon.
Sponsored by Widmer’s Cheese Cellars

Widmer's Cheese Cellars

Widmer’s Cheese Cellars settled here in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. Embracing the manufacturing techniques which have been handed down through generations of European and Wisconsin cheese makers, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars carefully produces some of the finest Brick, Cheddar and Colby cheeses in the world.

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