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Cheese Sauce

Cowbridge Kitchen

This is a thick creamy Cheese Sauce that can be made with any type of Cheese but Mature or Extra Mature Cheddar is best for a distinctive cheesy flavour.

Cheese sauce is used in many recipes including Cauliflower Cheese, Cheesy Nachos or Cheesy Potatoes.

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You can make this in 15 minutes
5 mins Prep.
10 minutes
Cooking timer Time
This is per
200 g

Nutritional information Nutrition
This will serve 4 people Table for Two Servings
Easy : A complete novice can make this recipe Chefs hat Difficulty
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    How to Make Cheese Sauce

    This recipe for Cheese Sauce is a pretty basic recipe, but you can mix it up a bit and use half Cheddar Cheese & Half Stilton Cheese for a delicious stilton sauce.

    This recipe can be adapted to many different Cheese Sauces, even a spicy Nacho Sauce - Just season with Tabasco Sauce and use American Cheese (7 slices).

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    100g Grated Cheese
    30g Butter
    25g Flour
    250ml Milk
    1/4 tsp Nutmeg
    Pinch Black pepper

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Grate the cheese into a suitable container and set aside.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, on a low heat.
    3. Mix the Flour, Nutmeg & Black pepper together in a small bowl.
    4. Warm the Milk in a microwave for a minute or two so that it is warm.
    5. When the butter has melted add the Flour mix then whisk it together to form a Roux.
    6. Slowly add the warm milk, whisking all the time until the sauce starts to thicken.
    7. Add the Cheese and let it melt into a thick cheese sauce.
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    Chefs Tips

    Replace 50% of the Cheddar Cheese with Stilton for a much stronger Stilton Cheese Sauce

    If you use processed American cheese slices and season the sauce with Tabasco.

    ½ tsp Tabasco Sauce

    6 American Cheese Slices
    Cheddar Cheese
    50% Stilton Cheese