Well, I do not remember since when I am planning to cook a parmesan cream soup, but either I forget about it or the cheese ends up in a spontaneous carbonara for dinner. However, yesterday I have found two chunks of parmesan in the fridge so it was time to cook the soup. I guess, I have never cooked a cheese soup before, altough I love cheese a lot, but a soup just seemed to be strange to me.
It would be more than obvious to serve the soup among parmesan chips, but instead I made some San Daniele ham chips. Since quite a long time San Daniele is my most favourite dried cured ham, I think it is a lot more flavourful than Parma ham.
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons rice (e.g. carnaroli)
500 ml vegetable or chicken stock
200 ml dry white wine
200 ml cream
200 g freshly grated parmesan
Sautée chopped onion, garlic and rice in butter for a few minutes. Add white wine and let it reduce. Pour stock over it and cook for 50-70 minutes or until the rice is cooked through. Puree, add cream and grated cheese and bring it once to the boil, season with salt and pepper. Serve with parmesan or ham chips.