Cheese Sauce

Serves 4, 5mins Preparation, 15mins cooking


  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 25g/1oz plain flour
  • 600ml/1 pint milk
  • salt and white pepper
  • 80g/3oz cheese, grated (e.g. mature cheddar, Gouda, gruy√®re)


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and gradually stir in the milk to get a smooth sauce. Return to the heat and, stirring all the time, bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer gently for 8-10 minutes and season with salt and white pepper.
  5. Stir in cheese and allow to melt. Don t re-boil the sauce or it will become stringy

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