Easy, classic, Famous Cheese Soup has simple ingredients and extraordinary rich deep flavors spoon after spoon. Serve with crispy Parmesan Baguette Croutons! Famously served at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas in the 1886 Bakery and Cafe.
Driskill Hotel's variation: Use 1 pound grated Velveeta cheese in place of cheddar, and add white pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika to taste.
Using Velveeta makes the soup thicker and the cheese easier to melt.
Finely grate the cheddar cheese to melt properly for the soup, pre-shredded cheese has an anticaking agent and doesn't melt as well as freshly grated cheese.
Source: This recipe is inspired by the Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas. Driskill Hotel Recipe was adapted from the original recipe in "Helen Corbitt's Cookbook” (Hougton Mifflin, 1957).