Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce

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Homemade Smoked Gouda cheese sauce is a kitchen staple. Use this easy 10-minute recipe to drizzle over or dip into sausage, pretzels, veggies and more!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 1 (6-oz) package Roth Smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat medium saucepan over low. Melt butter, then add garlic. Cook garlic 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  2. Mix in ground mustard, paprika and flour to form a roux. Slowly whisk in milk, whisking vigorously to ensure no lumps remain. Let sauce cook for 3 to 4 minutes, whisking occasionally, until it begins to thicken.
  3. Add shredded cheese in small handfuls, whisking between each addition to ensure cheese is melted and incorporated into the sauce.
  4. Whisk in horseradish, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.