Wisconsin Cheddar, Swiss, and Beer Soup

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

2 cups diced onion

2 Tablespoons chopped garlic

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup flour

2 quarts milk

2 bay leaves

3 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese

3 cups shredded aged swiss cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1 pinch nutmeg

1 1/2 cups pale ale

Adapted From: eatwisconsincheese.com

Description
Hey this is Wisconsin. Got to have beer and cheese soup.

Preparation
Saute the onion and garlic in butter until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the flour; cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat, about 5 minutes.  Whisk in the milk.  Add the bay leaves; cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes.  Stir in the cheese gradually; cook just until the cheese melts.  Remove from heat.  Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg; remove the bay leaves.  Stir in the beer.