Soup recipes from Natural Pastures Cheese

Amsterdammer Cheese Bliss: Elevating Natural Pastures Cheese with Eric Akis’ Apple and Parsnip Soup a new winter favorite

Inspiration Behind the Recipe

Renowned culinary expert Eric Akis has always been a source of inspiration for food enthusiasts, and his recipe for “Apples and Parsnips” is no exception. The ingenious combination of sweet apples and earthy parsnips creates a harmonious blend of flavors, making it a delightful soup for the colder months.

Natural Pastures Cheese: Elevating the Dish

Eric incorporated our very own Amsterdammer Cheese. Handcrafted by our Swiss Cheese makers here in Courtenay, BC with precision and care, our cheese adds a creamy and savory dimension to the soup, elevating it to a whole new level of indulgence. The distinct flavor profile of our cheese complements the sweetness of apples and the nuttiness of parsnips, creating a symphony of tastes that dance on your palate.

The Natural Pastures Difference

What sets Natural Pastures Cheese apart is our commitment to using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients Vancouver Island Canadian milk. Our cheese is crafted with passion and expertise, ensuring that each bite is a testament to the quality and dedication we pour into our products. From the lush pastures of Vancouver Island, we bring you a taste of nature’s bounty in every slice.

Cooking Instructions


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Natural Pastures Amersterdammer Cheese, shredded (or choose your favorite variety)
  • Fresh chives for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, sauté until softened.
  2. Add parsnips and apples, stirring to combine. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in vegetable broth, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until parsnips are tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth.
  5. Stir in Natural Pastures Cheese until melted and well combined.
  6. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with fresh chives, and serve hot.

Acknowledging Eric Akis

We extend our sincere gratitude to Eric Akis for inspiring this mouthwatering recipe. His culinary expertise and dedication to creating memorable dishes align seamlessly with our values at Natural Pastures. For the original recipe and more culinary inspiration, visit Eric Akis’ Apples and Parsnips Recipe.

At Natural Pastures, we believe in the power of exceptional ingredients to transform a simple dish into a culinary masterpiece. Join us on this journey of flavor and indulge in the richness of our handcrafted cheese. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, our cheese is sure to elevate your culinary creations. Try Eric Akis’ inspired soup recipe, and let the symphony of tastes created by Natural Pastures Cheese leave you craving more. Cheers to savoring the finest flavors nature has to offer!

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