• 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 ½ cups Beemster Gouda 18 month aged cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk and chicken stock. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.  Uncovered the last half of hour.