Stilton, Leek & Wild Mushroom Soup

Preparation time: 10 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

  • 450g leeks, white part only
  • 50g butter
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 300ml milk
  • 225g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 20g dried cepe (or porcini) mushrooms
  • 75g blue Stilton cheese
  • 4 tbsp creamed horseradish
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 large pickled gherkin, chopped

To Garnish

  • 4 sprigs of fresh chervil or parsley

Ingredients

  • 1lb leeks, white part only
  • 2oz butter
  • 30 fl oz vegetable stock
  • 11 fl oz milk
  • 8oz potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 oz dried cepe (or porcini) mushrooms
  • 3oz blue Stilton cheese
  • 4 tbsp creamed horseradish
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 large pickled gherkin, chopped

To Garnish

  • 4 sprigs of fresh chervil or parsley

Method

  1. Split the leeks lengthways into four, wash and shred finely.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the leeks and soften for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable stock, milk, potatoes and dried mushrooms. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. When the potatoes are soft, add the Stilton cheese and liquidise until smooth.
  5. To finish, combine the horseradish, sour cream and gherkin in a small bowl.
  6. Serve the soup into bowls, top with a spoonful of horseradish cream and finish with chervil or parsley.

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.