The Perfect Cheese Sauce

The Perfect Cheese Sauce


5 tablespoons butter, cubed
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded, (1 cup)
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (1 cup)
Salt and black pepper to taste


1 Melt butter in a heavy, large saucepan over medium-low heat.

2 Whisk in flour until golden, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.

3 Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in swiss and parmesan until melted. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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