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.
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