- 300 g Macaroni pasta2.5 dl cream
4 dl milk (whole)
1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp. corn starch
250 g Castello® Mature Cheddar
Salt and pepper
0.5 tsp. nutmeg
Easy Mac and Cheese
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® Mature Cheddar and mix with corn starch. Turn the hob down to a medium heat and stir in grated mature 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.
The right combination
A savoury concentration of tart and buttery flavours from the cheese, along with a nice balance of wholesome milk and smooth cream, deliver a delicious mix of rich layers of flavours. With our recipe, making the perfect creamy sauce is easy, and the result is guaranteed to impress both friends and family. With this easy Mac and Cheese recipe in your collection, keeping away from prepacked and frozen foods has never been easier.
Having cheese as the main star, means choosing the wrong one could produce a thin or plain flavour. Key to achieving the iconic macaroni and cheese taste is finding a cheese with a distinct bite. In our recipe, we chose our Castello® Mature Cheddar since texture and taste is balanced perfectly. While most other cheeses would risk being saturated, this aged cheese stands in perfect contrast to the cream and milk and provides a zesty kick. The consistency of the body has been made crumbly by naturally formed salt crystals, causing it to dissolve easily and evenly. Helping binding it all together, the whole-grain mustard offers an extra bite by adding a touch of heat and piquancy.
When picking ingredients for your dish, you look for ones that taste good together – the same goes for choosing what you want to drink. It might seem dramatic, but picking something to drink that compliments the dish, truly does make a big difference in how flavours are perceived. When choosing wine or beer, both should seek to cater to the dominant flavour of the dish. Going for wine, your preferences ultimately dictate which on you should pick, but choosing one that sits well with the cheese, elevates the dish to a new level. The vibrant and delicate aromas from a Pinot Noir, and the bolder, stronger Cabernet Sauvignon makes for an equally fulfilling sensation when matched with the sharp finish of our Castello® Mature Cheddar.
Not a lot of dishes can match the simplicity of preparation, and still have the same sense of depth of flavour as macaroni and cheese. For good reason, macaroni and cheese has been a favourite among culinary experts and food lovers alike for centuries and can be enjoyed both plain or with a twist. Simple to make, it can easy-going or extravagant and most importantly, it makes for an incredibly delicious dish.
Try our other variants
Macaroni and cheese is universally loved for its great versatility. The dish has become a staple menu item in renowned restaurants across the globe and has spawned many variations as a result. At Castello® we love macaroni and cheese with a passion, and our recipes of the celebrated dish are sure to satisfy even your deepest cravings.
Laced with an unyielding sweetness, our Butternut Mac and Cheese is a clear choice for evenings that need sweetening, while the tongue-tickling Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese delights in both heat and flavour. Luncheons and potlucks are perfect places to bring our incredibly easy Crockpot Mac and Cheese, and our Lobster Mac and Cheese is sure to dazzle and impress wherever it goes. With our easy to follow recipes, trying them all is as easy as ever.