Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
In a small saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk and cook, stirring constantly; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 2 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.
In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and gradually add cheese mixture. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 325° F. Lightly butter a 6-cup soufflé dish and dust with flour. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into yolk mixture, 1/3 of beaten whites at a time. Pour egg mixture into dish; it will be 1/2 to 2/3 full.
Bake 45 minutes until puffy and golden. Serve immediately.