A creamy, unexpected combination.
Tip: You can use any other blue cheese instead of the Stilton. Before serving, add a dash of sherry or port.
Beverage pairing: Belhaven Wee Heavy, Scotland. A soup with such richness and smokiness (from the bacon) wants to be complemented, but also cut by the beverage. A good, malty, complex ale will temper the soup while also supporting it. This beer has the intensity and native richness to work with the Stilton, as well as a nice roasted quality to match the bacon.