4 tbs butter
¼ cup flour
3.5 c milk, warmed
1 lb cheese of choice (cheddar, swiss, gouda, smoked, pepper jack, etc), or a mix, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute or two so your cheese sauce doesn’t taste like flour. Add about half of the milk and whisk until smooth and then do the same with the other half. Cook this over medium until it thickens up. Mix in the grated cheese a couple of handfuls at a time. When it is all incorporated, taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.