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    Swiss Cheese Soup (With Variation)

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    50 mins

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    40 mins

    breezermom's Note:

    Switzerland is known throughout the world for its excellent cheeses. Emmantaler and Gruyere are the two best-known cheeses. Emmantaler cheese is named after the Emmantal Valley, a pastoral mountain region northeast of Berne. This recipe contains this wonderful cheese.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large saucepan cook the shallots and garlic in hot butter till the onion is tender, but not brown. Stir in the chicken broth, caraway seed, salt, pepper, and ground nutmeg. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Combine the light cream or milk and flour (increase the milk or light cream by 1/2 cup if adding the cabbage and rice); add to the mixture in the saucepan. If adding the cabbage and rice, do this now as well. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat. Add the cheese; cook and stir until the cheese is partially melted. Serve immediately with crusty white bread, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 31, 2011

      55

      Real nice soup ! ! For the emmanthaler cheese I went on line, and found some from one of the farming markets, near here. Lots, and plenty of flavors. This is definately one I will try again, though everyone liked it as is, for me personally I might put less shallots in next time. Great the way it was made though, made exactly as posted, and made for a nice, light soothing lunch. Made for 1-2-3 hits.

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    • on May 24, 2011

      55

      This is a very good soup! I had to use Gruyere cheese since I could not find Emmantaler. This really had a lot of flavor! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Swiss Cheese Soup (With Variation)

    Serving Size: 1 (230 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 271.3
     
    Calories from Fat 178
    65%
    Total Fat 19.8 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 12.1 g
    60%
    Cholesterol 62.9 mg
    20%
    Sodium 310.2 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.1 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 1.0 g
    4%
    Protein 5.6 g
    11%

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    emmenthaler cheese

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