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Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

A favorite among all ages, homemade mac & cheese spells comfort food like no other and requires little effort in the kitchen. Soft taste notes of citrus and roasted nuts create the base of the flavors in our Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar, making it an obvious headliner in our recipe. A perfect mix of mild and sharp notes, this cheese takes the lead and guarantees that you come back for more. Great in flavor, easy in preparation, this Mac and Cheese is the perfect companion at picnics or get-togethers with loved ones. Revel in an ever-expanding development of taste, enriched by smooth cream and whole milk. When cravings for feel-good food has you longing for the best homemade Mac and Cheese, let this recipe be your first choice.

30 min 4 servings
Sweet Cream Cheesy


  • ⅔ pound macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1⅔ cups milk
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • ¼ cup corns starch
  • 8⅘ oz Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg


Cook the macaroni pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. In a saucepan add milk and cream and bring to a boil. Season with whole grain mustard, freshly ground pepper and salt. Grate Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar and mix with corn starch. Turn to medium heat and stir in grated cheddar with the corn starch, ensuring that you’re continually stirring the mixture until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth. Drain the macaroni and add to the cheese sauce. Carefully stir for 3-4 minutes until the macaroni is covered with sauce. Season with nutmeg and serve straight away.

Just as pairing ingredients that taste great together when cooking, the same thinking can be applied when choosing what you want to drink. In the case of both wine and beer, the dominant flavor of the dish should always be catered to. Personal preference ultimately decides which wine you should pick, but going for one that complements the cheese brings the entire experience to a new level. A Cabernet Sauvignon delivers full bodied and strong aromas, while a Pinot Noir makes for a more delicate experience. Both are great with our Mac and Cheese, and sit well with the sharp finish of our Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar. Opting for beer means that you should be looking for ones with fruitfulness, acidity and mild bitterness, i.e. Pale Ales, Nut Browns, etc. Few recipes require the same low effort in the kitchen and deliver such depth of flavor in return. Both reasons have made mac & cheese a favorite among parents and children for centuries and it can be enjoyed as is or with a twist. Straightforward in preparation, it can be laid-back or sophisticated. No matter the iteration, homemade mac & cheese is bonafide comfort food.