Yorkshire Cheddar & White Onion Soup

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Yorkshire Cheddar & White Onion Soup

Serves 4



250g Yorkshire Cheddar – grated or finely chopped so it melts into the soup
3 medium onions – peeled and evenly diced (approx. 500g diced onion)
1 leek – washed and the root removed. Chop the white of the leek only
2 garlic cloves – peeled and crushed, or one teaspoon of easy garlic
1 vegetable stock cube
1 teaspoon Yorkshire rapeseed oil
2 pints water


1. Cook the onions and garlic in a pan with the Yorkshire rapeseed oil on a medium heat until the onions are very lightly brown and soft
(approximately 8-10 mins).

2. Add the chopped leeks and the vegetable stock cube and stir well.

3. Add the 2 pints of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 12-15 mins.

4. Add the Yorkshire Cheddar and allow to melt into the soup. Remove from the heat and blend until smooth.

Serve with our crispy Yorkshire Cheddar croutons for the ultimate cheese soup!

Crispy Yorkshire Cheddar Croutons



40g Yorkshire Cheddar (finely grated)
4 slices white or wholemeal bread – crusts removed and cut into crouton size pieces
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (or dried)
4 teaspoons Yorkshire rapeseed oil


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3.

2. Place the croutons, Yorkshire rapeseed oil and chopped thyme on a non-stick tray or a greaseproof paper-lined tray.

3. Rub all the ingredients together – be gentle to ensure the croutons are not damaged. Place in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring the croutons once during that time.

4. Remove from oven and shake the croutons gently to one side of the tray and scatter the finely grated Yorkshire Cheddar over them trying to cover the croutons only. Now place
in the oven for two minutes longer.

5. Remove from oven and stir, collecting the melted cheese over the croutons so the cheese does not burn on the tray. Place in the oven for a further 2 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and serve.


  • Jan

    That looks absolutely wonderful.
    Thank you

  • Pauline Ingram

    Looks absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Jan Chandler

    Cheese and Onion Soup sounds an ideal choice for a cold day, bring it on!

  • Emily Curtis

    This looks fantastic now Morrison’s will be delivering my gorgeous wensleydale cheddar today between 8-9am so I’ve plenty of time to make this for lunch. Does anyone know if it can be frozen as I like to cook the recipes in bulk. So when I’m not up to cooking I’ve got yummy soup etc. Ready in minutes thanks

    • Anne Breach

      This soup is delicious. You could add a potato to make it thicker as it is quite a ‘thin’ soup. The quantities above made 6 portions for 2 people’s lunch