Dairy Farmers of Canada

Cheddar and Cauliflower Soup

This is the Cheddar and Cauliflower Soup recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 30 min - 40 min
Yields 4 servings


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1 medium leek minced
  • 4 cups (1 L) vegetable stock or water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) 15 % or 18 % table cream
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Sharp Canadian Cheddar or Canadian Farmer's cheese or Canadian Brick grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of fresh grated nutmeg


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Trim cauliflower and cut into florets.

Heat butter in heavy pan; add onion and leek, cover and cook gently 3 to 4 minutes (until vegetables start to soften). Do not brown.

Add cauliflower (save a few for garnish) and cook gently for 5 to 6 minutes. Pour in stock or water, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.

Purée soup in blender until smooth. Return to pan and bring to the boil again.

In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream and Sharp Canadian Cheddar (or Canadian Brick or Canadian Farmer's cheese).

Whisk 1/3 to 1/2 cup (80 mL to 125 mL) of the hot soup into the egg mixture, then stir it back into the remaining soup; do not let it boil again.

Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Serve with crunchy cauliflower florets as garnish and lots of crusty bread and butter.


Note: This recipe contains raw or lightly cooked eggs. Foods containing raw or lightly cooked eggs may be harmful to vulnerable people such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with weak immune systems.

Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 317 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 10 g
Fat: 27 g
(% DV*)
Calcium: 24 % / 268 mg