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Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

Nothing says comfort food quite like mac & cheese, and our take on gluten free mac & cheese fits the bill perfectly when cravings demand melted cheese. The subtle hints of citrus and nuts of our Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar, makes it the cornerstone in this wheat-free iteration of mac and cheese. With rich layers of flavour, this cheese demands you come back for seconds.

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  • 300 g gluten free penne pasta
  • 100 ml cream
  • 5 dl milk
  • 30 g corn starch
  • 300 g Castello® Aged Havarti


Homemade, easy-going and extremely comforting, this Gluten Free Mac & Cheese is perfect at luncheons or get-togethers with friends and family. Rich flavours from the cheese, combined with smooth milk and cream, makes this dish every part as delicious and creamy as the original recipe. Let this be your go-to option, when cravings for feel-good food has you itching for mac & cheese.

Aromatic hints of caramel and nuts from the cheddar enriched by the cream and milk produce a smooth sauce with incredible depth of flavour. Low-effort, fast and easy, our recipe will have you out of the kitchen before you know it. Sway friends and family with a rich and silky-smooth sauce and watch them fall in love with this gluten free mac and cheese.

1. Cook the gluten free penne pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente.

2. In a saucepan bring milk and cream to a boil and. Turn down the heat to medium. Mix grated Castello® Aged Havarti with corn starch.

3. Gradually add to the saucepan with milk and cream. Continue to stir until the cheese has melted and you get a nice smooth sauce. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the baby spinach and stir.

4. Drain the gluten free pasta and add to the cheese sauce, stirring until the pasta is covered in cheese sauce. Continue to stir for an additional 3-4 minutes and serve.

Tips & tricks

Serve up your gluten free Mac & Cheese with something that compliments the flavours in the dish. Being careful when deciding what to pair your meal with is not just reserved for upscale restaurants or dinner parties. How you appreciate nuances is greatly affected by other aromas and tastes on your taste buds, making wine or beer perfect for preparing your palate. Though you should always cater to the dominant flavour, personal taste has the final say in what you should choose. The sharp and lingering taste of our Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar is best coupled with the strong notes seen in a Cabernet Sauvignon or a dry Chardonnay, while more delicate aromas from a Pinot Noir also do a great job at complimenting the flavours. When looking at beer, go for ones with acidity, fruitfulness and mild bitterness, i.e. Nut Browns, Pale Ales, etc. Not a lot of recipes deliver such depth of flavour, while requiring the same low-effort in the kitchen, as mac & cheese. Swapping pasta for wheat-free alternatives means that families with gluten intolerances can take pleasure in the dish as well.