Cheese Sauce - The Basics

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Basic Cheese Sauce
Makes 6 cups

4 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons dried mustard powder
4 cups milk, room temperature or warmed in a saucepan
3 cups grated Swiss cheese (preferably Gruyère)
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

1.Heat a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter.
2.Add the flour and mustard powder and stir, cooking for 2 minutes.
3.Whisk in the room temperature (or warmed) milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Stirring regularly, bring the sauce to a boil. Once it has boiled and thickened, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the grated cheeses, salt and pepper. Season with a little grated nutmeg if desired.
Cheese sauce

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