BROCCOLI & STILTON SOUP

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

Cooking time: 25 Minutes

Serves time: 4

During the autumn months when mushrooms grow wild in the woods, consider this deliciously warming soup made rich with leeks and Stilton cheese. A real treat for vegetarians.

Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 shallots or 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 800ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 600ml milk
  • 800g broccoli
  • 200g stilton, crumbled
  • Nutmeg, to garnish

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 shallots or 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups/28oz chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2.5 cups/20oz milk
  • 28oz broccoli
  • 7oz stilton, crumbled
  • Nutmeg, to garnish

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat and add the shallots. Fry gently until soft and golden.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli stalks into smallish chunks, then add to the pan with the softened shallots, fry for a minute, then pour in the stock and milk. Bring to a simmer, then cook until the stalk is beginning to soften (how long will depend on the size). Meanwhile, cut the head into small individual florets.
  3. Once the stalk is almost tender, add the florets to the pan along with most of the Stilton, keeping a little back for garnish. Stir well, bring to a simmer, cover then cook for about 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the florets are soft.
  4. Allow to cool slightly, then puree until smooth. Taste and season if necessary, then divide between bowls and top with the remaining cheese and a good grating of nutmeg.

Virtual Beer and Cheese Pairing and Tasting Event

Join Siren Craft Brew and the Stilton Cheese Makers Association online on Wednesday 21st October at 7pm for an insightful pairing and tasting evening. You will receive a pack of 4 beers and 4 cheeses just before the event so you too can join in with the tasting and learn more about each beer and cheese and why their flavours go so well together.

The evening will be jointly hosted by Matt Lincoln from Siren Craft Brew and Kim Kettle, from the Stilton Cheese Makers Association and Long Clawson Dairy. They will use their expertise in their field to tell you a little more about each beer and cheese. This event is for all foodies and beer lovers, who want to expand their knowledge and have an evening of fun from the comfort of their own home.

Tickets are £25 per person which includes the four different cheeses and beers to taste. You will be sent a zoom link to join in with the evening of and entertainment, which lasts approximately 45mins to 1 hour.

Tickets Tastings are for over 18s only.