Vichyssoise with Ermite Cheese

Vichyssoise with Ermite Cheese
  • 6 servings
  • 0:15 Preparation
  • 0:40 Cooking
  • 1:55 Total Time


Add all
  • 5

    leeks, white part only

  • 4

    medium-sized potatoes

  • 1

    celery stalk

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    unsalted butter

  • 4 cups
    (1 L)

    chicken broth

  • 1/2 tsp.
    (5 mL)


  • 3 cups
    (750 mL)


  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    whipping cream (35%)

  • 2 oz
    (60 g)

    canadian ermite blue cheese

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    chopped chives


Wash leeks thoroughly and slice thinly. Peel, wash and dice potatoes. Cut celery into thin sticks.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and cook leeks until soft but not coloured. Add potatoes, celery, broth and salt. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 30 to 35 minutes. Purée mixture in a blender.

Return purée to saucepan, add milk and half of the cream. Bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Immediately remove soup from heat and add cheese. Let cool.

Pour soup into a large tureen. Blend in remaining cream and refrigerate for 1 hour. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve cold.

Source: Féd. producteurs de lait du Québec

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