Beecher’s Flagship Cheese Sauce Recipe

Beecher’s Flagship Cheese Sauce Recipe
Staff Writer

Maryse Chevriere

The perfect cheese sauce that completes the ultimate mac 'n' cheese recipe

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 3 cups milk
  • 14 ounces Beecher’s Flagship Cheese, grated (about 3 ½ cups)
  • 2 ounces Beecher’s Just Jack cheese, grated (½ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ -½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat and whisk in the flour. Continue whisking and cook for 2 minutes.

Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.

Add the cheese, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder. Stir until the cheese is melted and all the ingredients are incorporated, about 3 minutes. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.