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Get ready to embark on a culinary journey without leaving your kitchen with this mouthwatering Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe straight from Epcot’s Canada Pavilion! Yep, you heard that right – now you can bring a taste of the World Showcase right to your dinner table. Inspired by the cozy vibes of Le Cellier, this creamy, cheesy soup is like a warm hug on a chilly day, bursting with rich flavors that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. So grab your pots and pans, channel your inner chef, and get ready to whisk yourself away to the enchanting flavors of Disney World’s Epcot, one spoonful at a time!

Disney World's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

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Why You’ll Love This Canadian Cheese Soup

Diving into the rich, velvety texture of the Canadian cheddar cheese soup is like bringing a slice of Disney’s magic directly into your kitchen.

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Imagine the creamy harmony of sharp white cheddar blended perfectly with the smoky undertones of applewood-smoked bacon, a taste that whisks you away to the charming ambiance of Epcot’s Le Cellier Steakhouse without stepping outside your home. 

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This popular Disney recipe is marvelously versatile, empowering you to tweak it to your heart’s content. Whether substituting beer with chicken broth or indulging in the cheesiness with a side of soft pretzel sticks, it’s the epitome of cheesy goodness. Ideal for a cozy afternoon, this Disney copycat recipe radiates warmth, making every spoonful a comforting hug that whispers tales of Walt Disney World Resort‘s culinary adventures. 

Butchart Gardens in Canada Pavilion at Epcot

Where to Find This Soup at Disney World

When I think of cozy afternoons and a taste of Disney, my mind immediately goes to the Canadian cheddar cheese soup from Le Cellier Steakhouse nestled in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion. This cheesy goodness is not just a dish; it’s an experience that embodies the immersive journey around the World Showcase. 

Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot Disney World

With each spoonful of this creamy, comforting soup, you’re transported straight into the heart of Canadian cuisine, making it a popular Disney recipe you absolutely must try. For the perfect Disney dining rendezvous, pair this velvety soup with soft pretzel sticks. Trust me, it’s like having Epcot at your dining table!

Tillamook Sharp White Cheddar Cheese

Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Bacon- Use your favorite brand of bacon and dice it into bite sized pieces before cooking.
  • Red Onion- I usually use the food processor to dice my onion into nice little pieces, but you can also finely chop.
  • Celery- Same as with the onion. I usually cut off the top and bottom of celery stalks and then finely mince using a knife. Celery is one of those things that does not do well in a food processor.
  • Butter- Use salted or unsalted butter to help make a roux for this soup.
  • Flour- All-purpose flour works well to make the roux for this Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup.
  • Chicken Broth- I usually purchase a large container of the Swanson chicken broth that you can find in most grocery stores, then it’s always on hand when a recipe calls for it.
  • Milk- Any kind of milk will work, use whatever you have on hand (skim, 2%, whole).
  • Sharp White Cheddar Cheese- I purchase a large brick and grate it with a cheese grater. You can also shred the cheese in the food processor with the grating disc attachment or purchase it pre-grated.
  • Tabasco Sauce- Any kind of hot sauce will work. I usually purchase the small bottle of Tabasco so it’s easier to handle when pouring.
  • Worcestershire Sauce- Use your favorite brand. Worcestershire sauce gives great flavor to the soup.
  • Canadian Golden Lager Style Beer- If you don’t like the taste of beer, you can substitute the lager with 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
  • Salt & Pepper- I use Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground pepper when making this recipe. Use your favorite seasonings to adjust to taste if needed.
A ladle full of Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier Epcot

How to Make Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

[Step 1] In a large stock pot, add the bacon pieces and cook for about 5 minutes.

Chopped Bacon added to a pan to make Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

[Step 2] Add the onion, celery, and butter. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Bacon, Onions, Celery, and butter in pan to make Le Cellier Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

[Step 3] Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and continue stirring over medium heat for another 3 or 4 minutes.

Soup vegetables sprinkled with flour to make Epcot's Cheddar Cheese Soup

[Step 4] Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add chicken broth to the roux

[Step 5] Add the milk and continue to simmer, without letting it come to a boil for another 10-15 minutes.

Add the milk and continue to simmer, without letting it come to a boil for another 10-15 minutes.

[Step 6] Remove the soup from heat and add the Tobasco, Worcestershire, and Sharp White Cheddar. Stir until the cheese is melted. (If you want a smoother soup, use an immersion blender at this point)

Remove the soup from heat and add the Tobasco, Worcestershire, and Sharp White Cheddar. Stir until the cheese is melted. (If you want a smoother soup, use an immersion blender at this point)

[Step 7] Mix in your desired amount of salt and pepper and serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped green onions.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Ladle full of Disney's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon, celery, and onion in a skillet for 5-6 minutes. Add to a crockpot sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
  3. On the stove top, in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, prepare a roux by melting the butter and stirring in the flour. Add one cup of soup to the sauce pan and combine. Then add another two cups of soup. Turn the stove down to low.
  4. Add the roux back into the slow cooker and mix with the remaining soup.
  5. Stir in the milk, Tobasco, Worcestershire, cheese, salt and pepper until the cheese is melted.

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot on the sautee function. Add the bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add in the celery, and onions and continue to sautee until the onions begin to become translucent.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and place the lid on the Instant Pot.
  4. Set the manual button to 8 minutes. 
  5. When the timer goes off, allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release manually.
  6. On the stove top, in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, prepare a roux by melting the butter and stirring in the flour. Add one cup of soup to the sauce pan and combine. Then add another two cups of soup. Turn the stove down to low.
  7. Turn the Instant Pot to the warm function and add the roux back to the soup.
  8. When combined, add the milk, Tobasco, Worcestershire, cheese, salt and pepper until the cheese is melted.
  9. Serve, topped with chopped green onions.
Epcot's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

How to Keep Soup Warm

After preparing your homemade Canadian cheddar cheese soup, a dish that encapsulates the cozy and cheesy goodness reminiscent of Walt Disney World Resort’s Le Cellier Steakhouse, the next step is ensuring it stays warm. 

Using a slow cooker set on a low setting is a fantastic method to keep your soup at the perfect temperature without compromising its luscious texture or rich flavors. This approach is especially useful if you’re serving this delectable cheesy soup on a cozy afternoon, allowing everyone to enjoy its warmth and comfort at their leisure. 

For that extra touch of hospitality and to elevate the experience, serving the soup in pre-warmed bowls can make a world of difference. This simple yet thoughtful detail ensures every spoonful is as comforting and inviting as intended, making your homemade version of this popular Disney recipe truly unforgettable. 

How to Store Leftovers

After indulging in the cheesy goodness of homemade Canadian cheddar cheese soup, it’s essential to store any leftovers properly so you can enjoy them later. Start by allowing the soup to cool down a bit. But don’t leave it out too long; to keep it safe, you don’t want it at room temperature for more than two hours. Once it’s cooled, transfer the soup into an airtight container. This step is vital for maintaining the soup’s rich flavor and creamy texture. 

When stored correctly in the refrigerator, your delicious Canadian cheddar cheese soup can last up to 3-4 days. Whenever you’re ready to relive that cozy afternoon, reheating is simple. You can warm it up on the stove over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. If you find the soup has thickened too much, don’t hesitate to add a bit of milk or chicken broth to bring it back to its ideal consistency. 

A bowl of Disney's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about making the iconic Canadian cheddar cheese soup at home? You’re not alone! Here are some FAQs to help you whip up a batch of this cheesy goodness that brings a taste of Disney straight into your kitchen. 

Can I substitute the beer or bacon in the recipe?

Absolutely! If you’re not a fan of beer, feel free to replace the Canadian Golden Lager Style Beer with an equal amount of chicken broth for a non-alcoholic version. And for those who don’t consume pork, turkey bacon is a great alternative to Nueske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon, offering a similar smoky flavor. 

Are there adjustments for dietary restrictions?

Yes, you can customize the Canadian cheese soup to meet various dietary needs. Use gluten-free flour to thicken the soup for a gluten-free option, or swap in plant-based milk and cheese to make it vegetarian. For a dairy-free version, opt for your favorite non-dairy cheese and milk substitutes. 

What pairs well with Canadian cheddar cheese soup?

For the ultimate cozy afternoon, serve this cheesy soup with soft pretzel sticks for dipping. They perfectly complement the rich, creamy texture and taste of the soup, bringing that beloved Disney copycat recipe experience to your dining table. 

Don’t hesitate to experiment with this popular Disney recipe to suit your taste preferences. Whether you make it chunkier, adjust the seasoning, or switch up the ingredients, you’ll surely enjoy your own unique version of this comforting, cheesy soup. 

Final Thoughts

Bringing a recipe like the Canadian cheddar cheese soup into your own kitchen is like sprinkling a little bit of that Disney magic right onto your dining table. There’s something genuinely heartwarming about recreating a dish so linked with memories of joy, excitement, and adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort.

This cheesy soup is more than just a meal; it’s a dive into nostalgia for all who’ve had the chance to enjoy it at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion, particularly at the beloved Le Cellier Steakhouse. Its reputation as a popular Disney copycat recipe speaks to its cherished status among Disney enthusiasts and food lovers alike. 

A spoonful of Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier at Epcot

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Epcot's Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Take a trip to Epcot's Canada Pavilion right from your own kitchen! With this Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup recipe from Le Cellier, you'll feel like your taking a trip around the World Showcase.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound Bacon, diced
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, diced
  • 3 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • 1 Pound Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Tobasco Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Canadian golden lager style beer, if desired
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, add the bacon pieces and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, celery, and butter. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and continue stirring over medium heat for another 3 or 4 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add the milk and continue to simmer, without letting it come to a boil for another 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove the soup from heat and add the Tobasco, Worcestershire, and Sharp White Cheddar. Stir until the cheese is melted. (If you want a smoother soup, use an immersion blender at this point)
  7. Mix in your desired amount of salt and pepper and serve the soup hot, garnished with chopped green onions.



Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1214mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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