- 4 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons flour
- 2 3/4 cups hot milk or chicken broth
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup light cream
- 3/4 cup grated Swiss cheese or Fontina
Heat butter and add flour. Cook slowly for a minute or two. Add the hot liquid and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Season to taste with salt and pepper; beat in cream. Off heat, add cheese and adjust the seasoning.