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Cauliflower cheese


Serves 4 people


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 ¾ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cups tasty cheese, grated
  • 1 cup parmesan, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • White pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Cut cauliflower into separate florets. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add cauliflower, cook 4 minutes or until just tender; drain.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 200°C or 180°C fan-forced.
  3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan, stir in flour and cook over gentle heat, stirring with wooden spoon continuously. Gradually add milk, bring to the boil. Add mustard and tasty cheese and half of the parmesan. Stir until melted, season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg.
  4. Butter a gratin dish large enough to fit cauliflower in tightly whilst the sauce is cooking.
  5. To assemble place cauliflower in gratin dish pour sauce to cover, sprinkle with parmesan and dot lightly with butter. Bake on top shelf in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until light crust forms.