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Wisconsin Colby Rarebit

Wisconsin Colby RarebitRecipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock, hot
3 cups light cream or milk
2 large egg yolks
1/8 cup dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (red pepper)
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/6 cup dry sherry
4 cups (1 pound) grated colby cheese
Toast points and sliced tomatoes, for serving

Cooking Directions:

  1. On medium heat, melt the butter in a heavy stainless soup pot; whisk in the flour to create a paste. Let the mixture cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Slowly whisk in the hot stock and cream to create a smooth sauce. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes more.
  2. Combine the egg yolks, mustard, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, and sherry; mix well. Add the egg mixture to the sauce and mix well.
  3. Add the cheese and stir to melt.
  4. Season the rarebit (cheese sauce) and serve over toast points and sliced tomatoes.

Makes 12 servings.

Tip: English muffins and bacon are also tasty with this rarebit.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.