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To think that something this simple could pack this much flavour! Our recipe for Havarti Mac&Cheese tempts both as a full-blown meal and a comforting feel-good snack. Laced with light shavings of fresh vegetables. Buttery Aged Havarti Cheese delivers iconic mac and cheese flavour alongside a garnish of diced bacon and crispy breadcrumbs.

4 servings
Salty Umami


  • 250 g Castello® Aged Havarti Cheese
  • 250 g carrots
  • 200 g leek
  • 200 g bacon, diced
  • 500 g macaroni
  • 100 ml milk
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 50 g butter
  • a little oatmeal or breadcrumbs


1. Clean and peel the carrots and leeks, then grate them coarsely.

2. Boil the macaroni as directed on the package, drain and set aside.

3. Fry the bacon and set aside.

4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

5. As soon as the butter has melted add the flour, stirring constantly.

6. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture, then increase the heat a bit and start adding the milk a little at a time, still stirring constantly.

7. Let it simmer for a while before grating the Aged Havarti cheese and adding it to the mixture.

8. Warm the sauce thoroughly and then add the vegetables, bacon and macaroni, mixing everything well.

9. Pour the entire mixture into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle oatmeal/breadcrumbs on top and bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

10. Serve immediately