Sharp Creamy Cheese Sauce

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I take being sharp as a compliment. Dressing sharp, thinking sharp, tongue is sharp, everything sharp. So, it is only right we grab some sharp cheese and make this sharp creamy cheese sauce recipe.

The Sharpest And The Creamiest

This sharp creamy cheese sauce recipe is outstanding for a few reasons. The first reason is obvious, the taste is remarkable. I give this sauce the chef kiss.

Another reason this sauce is outstanding is that it goes well with so much food. You can use this cheese sauce on a delicious burger. Also, this is perfect for anything Philly cheesesteak-related.

Furthermore, you may get the most out of this sauce by using this for your macaroni and cheese.

Combines those ingredients, and you will fall in love with the mac and cheese that will come out as a result.

What Is The Best Cheese For Sauces?

Sharp is one of the best cheeses to use for a cheese sauce. The sharp cheese melts astonishingly well with the rest of the ingredients.

You do not want to use a cheese that crumbles without melting. Then, the cheese starts to curd and now your cheese sauce looks like throw up.

Other great cheeses to use are Parmesan, Gruyère, blue cheese, Gouda, Gorgonzola, brie, chèvre, muenster, and the list goes on.

How Do You Make Cheese Sauce More Flavorful?

You can make your cheese sauce more flavorful by adding seasoning to it. Also, you can cook onions, peppers, and any other vegetables that you want to use in order to add extra flavor to your cheese sauce.

For the sharp creamy cheese sauce recipe, we will be using butter, mustard, and onions to flavor the cheese sauce.

Which Cheese Melts Easily?

The best cheeses to use if you are making any recipes involving cheese that melts easily are Parmesan, Gruyère, Gouda, and we can’t forget sharp cheese, melting cheese, and cheddar.

How Do You Thicken Cheese Sauce?

To create a cheese sauce that is as thick as cornbread, you need to make a roux that uses all-purpose flour and butter.

The flour will thicken up the sauce, and if you want the cheese sauce to be thicker, just add more flour to the mix. Also, cornstarch can work as well to thicken the cheese sauce.

The sharp creamy cheese sauce recipe does not use flour, cornstarch, or any other ingredients that will make the cheese sauce thicker.

However, you are welcome to add those ingredients if your heart desires to do that.

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Why Does My Cheese Sauce Keep Breaking?

When somebody is talking about their cheese sauce breaking, they are talking about how the cheese sauce is curdling.

Nobody wants to deal with this because it affects the texture of the cheese sauce, and it causes the cheese sauce to look disgusting.

Speaking of texture, most people want to enjoy a smooth consistency in the cheese sauce. Also, who wants to eat lumpy cheese sauce?

Moreover, let’s look at why your cheese sauce is curdling. Reason number one is that there might not be enough fat in your cheese sauce.

For example, if you are using skim milk, the possibility of the cheese sauce breaking is higher than if you used any other milk, which would have more fats in it.

This is why the sharp creamy cheese sauce recipe uses evaporated milk instead of skim milk.

The cheese sauce, being cooked at a high temperature, can also cause the sauce to curdle. Your best bet is to cook the cheese sauce at a low to medium temperature.

Also, this is worth mentioning. Whenever I cooked the cheese sauce with low-quality cheese, I always dealt with the cheese sauce curdling, so be mindful of that as well.

How Do You Fix Watery Cheese Sauce?

There is a simple solution to fixing watery cheese sauce. You can add a few teaspoons of flour or cornstarch to your cheese sauce.

This will help thicken up the cheese sauce, which will fix the problem of the cheese sauce being watery.

Making The Sharp Creamy Cheese Sauce Recipe

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Melting Cheese, Cubed
  • 4 oz White Sharp Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 oz Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Stovetop
  • Mixing Spoon

Directions For Making The Cheese Sauce

  1. Sauté onion in butter until it’s light golden brown, on medium heat.
  2. Next, add milk, mustard, salt, and cheese and cook on low heat until cheese is fully melted.

Enjoy The Sharp Creamy Cheese Sauce Recipe

It is not much else to say, but to enjoy your cheesy and saucy creation!

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Sharp Creamy Cheese Sauce

I take being sharp as a compliment. Dressing sharp, thinking sharp, tongue is sharp, everything sharp. So, it is only right we grab some sharp cheese and make this sharp creamy cheese sauce recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
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Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 186 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Oz Onion Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 4 Oz White Sharp Cheese Shredded
  • 1 1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 Tsp Mustard
  • 10 oz Melting Cheese Cubed

Instructions
 

Directions For Making The Cheese Sauce

  • Sauté onion in butter until it's light golden brown, on medium heat.
  • Next, add milk, mustard, salt, and cheese and cook on low heat until cheese is fully melted.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 256mgIron: 1mg
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