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How to Make a Cheese Sauce

Cheese sauce is an excellent addition to a huge variety of meals. To make a standard cheese sauce, for the likes of pasta dishes, casseroles, burgers, nachos and dips, follow these simple instructions:

  • Prepare your roux: Melt two tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat, then whisk in two tablespoons of flour and cook for a couple of minutes until bubbly and golden.
  • Add milk: Gradually whisk one cup of milk into your bubbling mixture, continuing to whisk until it thickens and becomes smooth.
  • Incorporate cheese: Remove from hob and stir in one cup of shredded cheese until it melts. Many cheeses work for a perfect cheese sauce, but cheddar is a particularly good addition. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make a Blue Cheese Sauce

Pairing perfectly with steak, a blue cheese sauce recipe is a must have for all budding chefs. Taken from our fillet steak with rosemary fries and green beans recipe, this is how we suggest making the perfect blue cheese sauce.

Pop a small saucepan on low heat and add 75ml creme fraiche to warm through. Season with pepper, then stir in 30g of crumbled blue cheese until melted into a smooth sauce*. Remove from the heat and set the blue cheese sauce aside until you’re ready to serve. *Measurements serve two people.

Cheese Board Ideas: How to Make a Cheese Board

For the perfect cheese board, it’s best to have a variety of flavours and textures available for your guests. Choose from the following categories for variety:

  • Firm or semi-firm cheeses: Such as cheddar, comté, edam, emmental, gouda, manchego.
  • Spreadable or soft cheeses: Like brie, camembert, goat’s cheese or mozzarella.
  • Something a bit ‘out there’: Blue cheeses such as cabrales, Danish blue, gorgonzola, stilton or roquefort.
If you choose two cheeses from the same category (which is perfectly acceptable), ensure they still offer some contrast. For instance, goat’s cheese and brie are from a similar ‘soft cheese’ profile, being light and creamy – but their flavours are distinctively different. While goat’s cheese is tangy and often herby, brie is much more creamy and buttery.

Pair your cheeses of choice with crackers, chutneys and grapes, and display in an eye-catching, aesthetic way for the ultimate wow factor. If you love the idea of a cheese board, but want to add a little more variety of foods, why not take a look at our charcuterie board ideas for more inspiration.

Cheese Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze cheese?

Yes you can, although some cheeses do freeze better than others. For instance, hard cheeses such as cheddar or edam freeze well, but soft cheeses like cottage cheese or brie do not, and some of their flavour and texture may be lost in the freezing process. If you are planning to use it grated after freezing, it’s best to freeze already grated for ease.

Can you freeze cauliflower cheese?

Yes, you can. Despite being perfectly okay to eat, the sauce can become a little watery after defrosting, so you may need to drain it a little before serving.

Is soft cheese the same as cream cheese?

No, soft cheese and cream cheese are not the same thing. Cream cheese is made with cream and milk and is generally spreadable like butter, whereas soft cheese is made from raw milk into the likes of feta and other soft cheeses.

How is cheese made?

Cheese is made by curdling milk using a combination of rennet (enzymes) and bacteria, which cause the milk to separate into curds and whey. The curds are then cut, heated and pressed to remove excess whey and form the cheese. Finally, the cheese is aged for varying periods to develop flavour and texture into some of our favourite cheeses.

Is cheese vegan?

Although you can get specialty vegan cheese, most regular cheese is not vegan. This is because most cheese is made from cow's or goat's milk, and vegans typically stay away from anything that has come from an animal.

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