Awesome! My soup was thick, creamy and delicious. I used 3 large leeks, just to use them up. I also used fat free half and half and turkey bacon to cut some fat. I left it with just a few chunks when I blended it. I did add 1/2 cup of the optional cheese. I tasted it both ways and it's yummy with or without the cheese. Thanx for a great slowcooker soup!