- Skill Level: Easy
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 15m
- 80g mature cheddar cheese
- 40g (about 3 tbsp) butter or unsaturated margarine
- 40g (about 4 tbsp) plain flour
- 600ml (1 pint) milk
- A pinch of ground pepper
Grate the cheese
Put the butter or unsaturated margarine, flour and milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring continuously with a whisk or wooden spoon until the sauce bubbles and thickens. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the grated cheese to the sauce and stir until it has all melted. Add back pepper. The sauce is now ready to use in other dishes.
DID YOU KNOW? The sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat thoroughly before serving.