Gourmet Gouda is not just for cheese platters, it can also make a delicious ingredient for soups.
Beemster gourmet Dutch Gouda is the creamiest Gouda in Holland thanks to ideal farming practices and conditions.
Pea Soup with Bacon and Cheese
TYPE: Starter, lunch
TIME: 30 min
MAKES: 4 servings
- 150 g Beemster Royaal
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 onions
- 200 g lean smoked bacon cubes
- 750 g frozen peas
- 1l chicken stock
- ½ head iceberg lettuce
- Freshly ground pepper and salt
- Chop the onions and cut the iceberg lettuce and the Beemster Royaal into thin strips.
- Heat the oil in the soup pot and sauté the onions.
- Fry the bacon cubes in the frying pan until nice and crispy. Set them aside.
- Add the peas, chicken stock and half of the lettuce strips to the onions in the soup pot and bring to a boil.
- Simmer gently for 10 minutes, then purée the soup with a hand blender.
- Season with pepper and salt to taste. Stir the remaining lettuce strips, the bacon cubes and the cheese into the soup.
- Serve with whole-wheat bread, with mustard and piccalilli relish.
RRP range from $3.30 to $4.05 per 100 grams
For more information, visit www.beemstercheese.com.au