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Cream of Leek & Wensleydale Blue Soup

Cream of Leek & Wensleydale Blue Soup
Serves 5 Prepare in 10-15 mins

A warming soup packed full of flavour, great for a cold winter night.


  • 450g (1lb) leeks, peeled and sliced
  • 450g (1lb) potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 100g (4oz) butter
  • 225g (8oz) onions, finely chopped
  • 115g (4oz) Wensleydale Blue, crumbled
  • 150ml (¼ pint) cooking sherry
  • 1.2 ltr (2 pints) stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cream and croutons for serving


  1. Step 1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onions and cook until soft. Add the leeks and potatoes, stir around in the butter and onions and pour in the sherry.
  2. Step 2. Add the stock to the vegetables in the pan and crumble in the Wensleydale Blue cheese.
  3. Step 3. Liquidise the soup in batches and pour through a sieve.
  4. Step 4. Reheat very gently, do not allow to boil then taste for seasoning.  Add salt and pepper as required.
  5. Step 5.Stir in the cream before serving and add the croutons.

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