The temperatures are dropping lower by the day, so keep yourself warm with this rich soup, filled with smooth and spicy flavors!
1 pound Farmstead Bacon
1 small onion
1 large jalapeno
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
1 bottle lager or pilsner
2 1/4 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 pound Fair Oaks Farms Cheddar 1 Year Cheese
4 ounces Fair Oaks Farms Smoked Gouda Cheese
garlic bread to serve
Cook the Farmstead Bacon until the fat is rendered and bacon is crisp. Remove bacon from pan, but use drippings to cook onion, jalapeno, garlic, and thyme, until soft. Add half the beef and cook until reduced by half, then the chicken broth until simmering.
In small skillet, melt butter. Add flour and cook over medium heat, stirring until lightly browned. Whisk roux into soup mixture until incorporated and simmering. Cook until thickened.
Add heavy cream, Fair Oaks Farms cheeses, and remaining beer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and creamy. Add bacon, stir, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more broth if soup is too thick, bit by bit.
Well it’s time to polish up the ole hawg because HogustFest is right around the corner! This special hogtastic event celebrates 2 years of business for The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms and we are doing it in style!
Be prepared for a giant inflatable playground! With the purchase of a wristband, you little piglets can go hog wild on several bounce houses, obstacle courses and inflatable rides (including a mechanical BOAR!)
while you sit back and enjoy some live music from local bands and a special performance by Tall Walker. Browse our vendors for special crafts, trinkets and more! Hogustfest is August 1 and the perfect time to get out of the house with your family before school starts!
Are you a motorcycle enthusiast?! Well this event is for you! Ride on out to the farm on your custom, vintage or cruiser bike (more categories available through registration) and meet other bike enthusiasts and riders to show off your ride! Register to save your spot and you will receive a complimentary HogustFest t-shirt if you are one of the first 50 bikers to register! Shirts will also be available for purchase on site to benefit a Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
That’s not all! The Farmhouse Restaurant will be roasting a hog on site and our Cowfe will be serving up some delicious bacon milkshakes so bring your appetite and come pig out!