Cauliflower cheese bake

50 Mins
4 people
Home Recipes By Product Black Bomber Cauliflower cheese bake


  • 1 whole cauliflower, leaves removed and stalk trimmed
  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 560ml milk
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 125g Black Bomber, grated
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 heaped tbsp chives, freshly chopped

Whether you’re serving this bake as a side dish (it’s great with roast chicken) or as a veggie main course, the whole family will appreciate its amazing flavours, made extra rich and creamy with plenty of Black Bomber, our flagship Cheddar.

Cook’s tip: If you prefer to use cauliflower florets, reduce the cooking time for the cauliflower to 4-5 minutes, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.


  • 1. Steam or gently boil the cauliflower until just tender (approximately 7-8 minutes depending on the size of cauliflower), then drain thoroughly
  • 2. Melt the butter in a nonstick pan over a medium heat. Stir in the flour to form a smooth paste, then start to gradually add milk. Stir constantly to ensure no lumps form (using a non-stick whisk will help get a smooth sauce).
  • 3. Once all the milk is incorporated, add the mustard and stir constantly until the sauce reaches boiling point. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes to cook the sauce through.
  • 4. Remove from heat and add 100g grated Black Bomber and cook very gently to melt cheese. Remove from the heat then season to taste.
  • 5. Place the cauliflower in a large, round baking dish. Pour over the cheese sauce then sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • 6. Bake at 200C (gas 7) for 20 minutes until golden and bubbling.
  • 7. Sprinkle with chives before serving.