Stay warm this winter with Wisconsinite Beer Cheese Soup.

In the heart of winter, there’s nothing quite as comforting and soul-warming as indulging in a steaming bowl of beer cheese soup. The rich aroma of Wisconsin’s finest beer melds seamlessly with the sharpness of local cheese, creating a velvety elixir that defies the cold. As the hearty brew warms you from the inside out, each spoonful becomes a beautiful blend of flavor, warmth and indulgence. It’s not just a soup; it’s a ritual of comfort, a delicious escape a cold winter day.

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Wisconsinite Beer Cheese Soup

Creamy blend of Wisconsin beer, sharp cheese, and savory spices, crafting a rich, comforting soup with a distinct local flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 8
Calories 910 kcal


  • 2 cans beer
  • 3 c. chicken broth
  • 4 c. whole milk or half and half
  • 6 c. cheddar cheese
  • ½ Tbsp. mustard powder
  • 1/3 c. butter (give or take)
  • 1/3 c. flour (give or take, equal to butter)
  • onion to taste, chopped• garlic, to taste, minced
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste


  • Heat oil in a large pan. Cook onions and garlic until tender and fragrant. Add all of the seasonings along with broth and beer.
  • Heat butter over medium heat and add flour in a large pot or Dutch oven; whisk for 3-4 minutes until flour browns. Gradually add milk until it thickens. Remove from heat and add cheese.
  • Mix the beer mixture into the cheese mixture. Add several dashes of Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Adjust and add seasonings to your liking. Serve warm.


*Optional: Add a favorite meat (i.e., sausage, bologna, beef, etc.) or top with popcorn.


Calories: 910kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 46gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 41gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 1599mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2218IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1423mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30 minute meals
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Wisconsin is renowned for its delectable contributions towards two of this recipes iconic ingredients woven into the state’s fabric: beer and cheese. Together, they form a harmonious union – whether together in beer cheese soup or enjoyed separately!

Wisconsin’s beer culture is deeply rooted in tradition, with a history that spanning back to the 19th century. Our state boasts a thriving craft beer scene, where local breweries craft a diverse array of brews, from hop-forward IPAs to smooth and malty lagers. Each sip tells a story, reflecting the craftsmanship and passion that define Wisconsin’s brewing landscape.

There is no better compliment to Wisconsin beer than our world-famous cheese. The state produces over 600 varieties of cheese, making it the ultimate destination for cheese enthusiasts. From the creamy texture of Colby to the sharp bite of aged cheddar, cheese artisans have mastered the art of cheese-making, earning the state its well-deserved title as America’s Cheese Capital.

These staples come together in the form of Wisconsin beer and cheese pairings. Picture a crisp ale accentuating the nutty notes of an aged Gouda or a crispy lager perfectly paired with a mild, nutty Swiss. The possibilities are as endless as the creativity of local chefs and brewers.

Whether you find yourself in a charming pub in Milwaukee or a quaint dairy farm in the countryside, our state’s beer and cheese are a delicious testament to Wisconsin culture. Celebrate these two staples with the perfect pairing in this Wisconsinite Beer Cheese Soup.