The Ultimate Cauliflower Cheese

By Elle Pimlott

23rd November 2021
2 min read

Whether you love it or hate it, we can all agree that cauliflower cheese is a staple of any Christmas dinner. Deliciously creamy and cheesy, this dish is a dream come true for us here at Love Cheese. Whilst your typical cauliflower sauce may only require a handful of cheese, naturally, we had to go the extra mile with this recipe! Enjoy a large helping of different cheeses, ranging from cheddar, Parmesan, and even brie, is your mouth watering yet?

The Cheese

For this triple cheese sauce we had to go with the best of the best.

First up we’ve got Black Bomber, a traditional style mature cheddar that is packed with rich flavours and a lovely smooth texture that’s ideal for a sauce like cauliflower cheese.

Next, we have Parmesan, and we’ve gone for the classic Parmigiano Reggiano, a 30 month aged cheese that’s rich in flavour with a stunning crumbly texture.

Finally, we’ve got Taleggio, a lovely fruity and mild brie that is great for melting. This soft cheese has been well aged to give the cheese a nice salty taste with a tang which is sure to bring some excitement to your sauce!

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  • 100g Butter
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 1L Milk
  • 300g Black Bomber
  • 100g Parmigiano Reggiano 
  • 150g Taleggio 
  • 2 Cauliflowers ( cut into florets)
  • 2 Bay Leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 220c/200c Fan/Gas Mark 7
  1. Begin by melting butter on medium heat until foaming, stir in flour to form a thick paste
  1. Stir frequently until mixture smells nutty and gradually stir in milk until mixture is of a glossy texture. Feel free to season with any herbs and spices at this point, go wild!
  1. Whilst the mixture is cooling, start by steaming your cauliflower for 8-10 minutes or until tender to the touch. 
  1. Stir cauliflower into mixture and top with remaining Taleggio to make your cauliflower sauce extra cheesy!

6. Bake for 20-25 mins or until golden brown on top

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And there you have it! A simple yet delicious Christmas dish made Love Cheese Style. If you do make this recipe please make sure to show us on Instagram or Facebook @lovecheeseyork as we’d love to see your creations!

Love Cheese x

Written by Maddie Bricklebank

Written By:

Elle Pimlott
Content & Marketing Manager
Elle is our content and marketing manager and resident red wine and cheese lover.
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