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Indulgent Mac & Cheese Recipe

Deciding on the best combination of cheese for our indulgent Mac & Cheese recipe was a great source of debate in our team - there are sooo many great ones to choose from! We settled on the complex flavours of Westcombe Cheddar, combined with the creamy, silken melting qualities of Raclette - grating half of the Raclette cheese into the sauce and slicing the other half, with its rind left on for a deliciously golden topping.

We decided that 2020 calls for an additional dose of comfort, so we also stirred in 2 spoonfuls of our Minced Black Truffles. Follow our recipe below for the ultimate, indulgent Mac & Cheese... 

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Ingredients

(Serves 4 as a main course and 6 with other accompaniments)

  • 350g Macaroni Pasta
  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • 250g Westcombe Cheddar
  • 250g Raclette 
  • 2 Tsp Minced Black Truffle
  • 600ml Milk
  • 100ml Single Cream

Method

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  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°C (365°F).

  • Slice half of your Raclette (keeping the rind on) into 0.5cm thick slices which will fit on top of your dish. 

  • Grate the remaining Raclette and all of the Westcombe Cheddar and set aside for the sauce.
     
  • Cook your Macaroni pasta in boiling water for approx. 6 minutes (or 2 minutes less than your packet requires).

  • Melt your butter in the pan, remove from the heat and stir in the flour. 

  • Place the pan back on the heat and gradually add your milk and cream - stiring all the time until you have added all of the liquid and your sauce begins to thicken. 

  • Add the grated Westcombe and Raclette cheese to the pan and stir until melted. 

  • Stir in your 2 tsp of Minced Black Truffles (optional).

  • Combine your cooked pasta with your sauce and pour into an oven-proof dish.
     
  • Arrange your sliced Raclette on top of your cheesy mixture and place into your pre-heated oven.

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  • Cook for approximately 15 minutes - or until the top is golden brown and bubbling. 
     
  • Enjoy with a fresh salad to balance the rich cheese flavours. 

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