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Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese
Recipe Date:
February 27, 2023
Serving Size:
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
A gourmet version of a childhood favorite. Whether for barbeques, Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, this is mac and cheese is sure to please any crowd. Pair with Fiona or Chenin Blanc
  • 4 cups Cavatappi
  • 2 tbsps Unsalted Butter
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 tbsps All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Aged Gouda
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Gruyere
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Fontina
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Salt & Pepper

1) Grate all three cheeses and set aside.

2) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

3) Cook pasta about half way in a large pot of salted, boiling water (about 5-7 minutes)

4) Make a roux: In a large pot over medium heat add 2 tablespoons butter and the flour. Cook, stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes or unitl the blonde and the raw flour smell is gone.

5) Pour milk onto the roux, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes until the sauce is thick.

6. Add grated nutmeg to the sauce and stir.

7. Remove from heat and add aged gouda, 1/2 cup grated gruyere and 1/2 cup fontina; stir until melted and smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

8. Pour sauce over the pasta and mix well. Then pour into the prepared baking dish.

9. Sprinkle the remaining gruyere and fontina cheeses evenly over the top along with the 1/2 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs

10. Bake until the top is golden about 25 to 30 minutes.

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