Smoked Gouda Bechamel

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by mermaidmagic

Another recipe from Food & Wine

Top Review by PetsRus

We eat a lot of leeks in The Netherlands, often with a cheese sauce. That is what I used this sauce for. Not so keen on smoked Gouda cheese on its own but in this sauce it was really good. I used hot smoked paprika and some more nutmeg then stated in the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.
  2. Add the flour and whisk over moderately high heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the milk and bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  4. Cook over moderate heat, whisking constantly, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cream, smoked Gouda, paprika and nutmeg and whisk just until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Use right away or cover directly with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

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