Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

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Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced carrots - optional
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 6 to 8 cups Half-and-half or whole milk - divided
  • A few dashes hot sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 to 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Chopped Italian parsley, chopped scallions, crumbled bacon, croutons or popcorn for garnish - optional


  • In large soup pot, melt butter.
  • Cook onion, celery, carrot, and garlic until soft.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in flour, whisking constantly until well combined.
  • Add beer and stock, whisking constantly, then add 6 cups half-and-half or milk, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring, until mixture starts to thicken.
  • Add hot sauce, mustard and Worcestershire.
  • Add cheese, a handful at a time, whisking until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Add heavy cream. If too thick, stir in more milk or half-and-half.
  • Taste and adjust for salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  • Serve in bowls.
  • Fun to garnish with chopped parsley or scallions, crumbled bacon and croutons or popcorn if you like.


Calories: 1248kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 106g | Saturated Fat: 63g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 313mg | Sodium: 1134mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 8674IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 1146mg | Iron: 1mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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