Le Cellier Beer and Cheddar Soup from Disney's Epcot

This is my version of Le Cellier's Beer and Cheddar cheese soup. This soup tastes similar to the one served at Disney's Epcot.

Ingredients

Smoked bacon 1/2 Pound , sliced into small pieces (apple wood smoked)
Butter 4 Tablespoon
Chopped red onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Thinly sliced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chopped carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Low sodium chicken stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Heavy cream 1 Pint , divided
Aged white cheddar 1 Pound , grated
Dry mustard powder 1 Teaspoon
Tobasco sauce 1 Tablespoon
Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
White pepper 1 Teaspoon
Dark beer 1 Bottle (1 l)

Directions

MAKING

1. In a large stew pot, over low flame sweat sliced bacon. Do not try to brown the bacon you want to release the fat from it.

2. When a couple of tablespoons of fat have been released and the bacon begins to look cooked add butter and allow it to melt.

3. Turn heat up to low-medium and add chopped onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until veggies turn translucent.

4.Add flour, cook for a couple of minutes and then pour stock, a cup at a time, stirring constantly until the mixture looks thick and gravy like.

5. Add cream, stir until well incorporated. Add grated cheese by thirds into soup, stirring until all of the cheese is fully melted.

6. Stir in tobasco sauce, dry mustard, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and stir until fully blended.

7. Slowly pour in beer stirring until well blended.

SERVING

8. Serve soup immediately.

TIPS

Use a good quality dark beer, brands/styles that I like: Shiner Bock, Saint Arnold's Amber, Abita Beer Amber, any Oktoberfest style of beer.

If you must reheat the soup, do so very gently over low on the stove, you may need to thin with milk.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 569Calories from Fat 301

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.3%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 433 mg18.04%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet