It’s Out: Shake Shack Cheese Sauce Recipe Has Finally Been Revealed

The Recipe for Your Favourite Shake Shack Cheese Sauce is Finally Out

Now you can turn any dish at home into your go-to snack!

Missing the crunchy, crinkle-cut fries dressed with that mouthwatering and oozing blend of cheddar and American cheese we all love? Crave no more: Shake Shack has finally revealed its fan-favourite cheese sauce recipe!

Shake Shack’s culinary director, Mark Rosati, demonstrated the steps to recreate the cheesy goodness many can’t get enough of.

Are you already drooling at these pictures? Satiate your cravings by simply following Shake Shack’s cheese sauce recipe below!

Estimated time

  • 30 minutes


  • 2 cups American cheese
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 6 thin slices of Jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • ¾ cup onion
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp peppercorns
  • ½ tbsp salt


  1. First, add 1 tbsp of canola oil to a heated pan.
  2. Add ¾ cup of sliced onions.
  3. Add 6 thin slices of Jalapeño.
  4. Next, add 2 tsp of whole peppercorns.
  5. Season with a sprinkle of ½ tsp of salt.
  6. Cook the onions until soft and translucent.
  7. Glaze the pan with 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar.
  8. Add 2 tsp of white wine.
  9. After the vinegar and white vine have reduced down, add 2 cups of heavy cream.
  10. Turn off the heat.
  11. Let the mixture steep for 30 minutes.
  12. Strain the cream mixture to remove all the solids.
  13. Pour the cream back into the pan.
  14. Increase the heat of the pan until it is boiling hot.
  15. After it comes to a boil, add 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 2 cups of American cheese.
  16. Whisk the sauce until creamy.
  17. Enjoy!

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As they say, every day is Fryday! This highly sought after cheese sauce recipe is the first of the fast food giant’s cook-along series, Shake Shack at Your Shack! Look forward to more of Shake Shack’s popular recipes unveiled in the upcoming episodes

Recipe credit: Shake Shack 

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