3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black or white pepper (I use white)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated cheese
Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Cook for 5 minutes longer; add cheese. Stir until smooth and well blended.
If it is too thick – add milk to get it the correct consistency. Salt to taste (if ti tastes too floury, add a little more salt)
Also – feel free to add more cheese to make it cheesier.
Serve with pasta or vegetables.
Extra can be refrigerated and re-heated (add milk to thin as needed)