Gluten free cheese sauce

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Space age sauce

4.5/5 But it tastes like normal cheese sauce. Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

Gluten free cheese sauce
Gluten free cheese sauce
Mixing in the cheese with an immersion blender
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:382
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:12th September 2014

This gluten free cheese sauce uses the molecular ingredient, sodium citrate to create a velvety, creamy sauce without the use of flour.

I've used black bomber cheese but any mature (sharp) cheese would be equally good.


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  1. Combine the milk and sodium citrate in a pot, mix well with a hand whisk and bring to a simmer
  2. Add the grated cheese to the simmering milk a handful at a time blending with an immersion blender every time until you have a silky smooth sauce
  3. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring all the while, until the sauce thickens a little.

Recipe source

  • Based on Mac and cheese: Modernist Cuisine ISBN 978-0982761007


Use any hard cheese of your choice

Chef's notes

This sauce can also be made using water, instead of milk.

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