Dairy West

Recipe By

Dairy West

  • Prep Time
    5 minutes

  • Cook Time
    10-15 minutes

  • Servings
    2 cups


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of nutmeg, optional
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere or other cheese
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Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add 2-tablespoons flour and cook until frothy (don’t brown). Whisk in warm milk. Continue to stir and cook until and starts to bubbly. Remove from heat, add seasonings to taste (this is a bechamel or white sauce). Add cheese and stir until melted (now it’s a Mornay sauce). Sauce will thicken as it cools. If a thicker sauce is prefered, use 3-tablespoons flour (or more).

If sauce cools and thickens too much or to reheat stored cold Mornay sauce, place in microwave. On medium heat, and in 30-40 second intervals, heat and stir until hot.