Food & Craft

Celery & Stilton Soup


  • 2 medium or one large onion
  • 1 head celery
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1.5 oz butter
  • 1.5 pints of vegetable stock
  • Splash of single cream
  • 6 oz Stilton

Stilton is probably my favourite cheese, and I like it fresh and crumbly. So when there's a piece been left in the fridge for a couple of weeks, and it's past its best, out come the soup recipes rather than the crackers. I can't abide celery raw, but can eat gallons of this soup without trouble.

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins Serves: 4


  1. Chop the onion and celery (discarding any tough or leafy bits), peel and dice the potatoes, and soften all the vegetables in the butter for a few minutes.

  2. Add the stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Leave to cool for 15 minutes then whizz up in a food processor or with a wandy thing like we've got.

  4. Add the stilton and cream and heat gently stirring often until the stilton has melted and the soup is hot. Season to taste. Yum.

Serve with fresh bread or rolls and butter, and season with plenty of black pepper.

Further Reading

Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal

Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal Jennifer McLagan


Dough Richard Bertinet

Soup for All Occasions

Soup for All Occasions New Covent Garden Soup Company

Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own

Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own Andrew Whitley

River Cottage Veg Every Day!

River Cottage Veg Every Day! Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall


Jackie Bassindale

Friday 1 November, 2013 at 3:08pm

Just made the celery and Stilton soup. Delicious!

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