Wisconsin Cheddar Soup Veloute

As we all know, Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland.  So, where better to get the best Cheddar soup!

4 cup(s) Chicken stock
2 Leek(s) , white part only
1/2 cup Onion(s), chopped
1/3 cup Celery, chopped
6 sprigs Parsely, fresh
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
1 1/2 cup(s) Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon White pepper
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, grated
2 Egg yolk(s) ,beaten
1 1/2 cup(s) Half and Half
1/3 cup White wine, dry

Chop the leeks and add them plus the other veggies and turmeric, parsley and chicken stock. Bring to boil.
Simmer for 1 hour. Cool and strain.
Reheat and add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons of water. Cook and stir until slightly thickened.
Shred the cheese and add. Add the paprika, white pepper and nutmeg. Heat gently to melt the cheese.
Beat together the egg yolks and the half and half.
Whisk in 1/2 cup of the soup and then add this mixture to the soup.
Reheat but DO NOT BOIL.
Add wine and adjust seasonings with salt.

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