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The Ultimate Udder Delights Mac and Double Cheese

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The Ultimate Udder Delights Mac and Double Cheese


Who doesn't love a good mac’n’cheese, right? It's the ultimate comfort food for young and old. The kids will adore it as a stand-alone dinner, and fight for the leftovers to take to school in thermos' the next day. The blue cheese version is our favourite - perfect with a grilled steak, some steamed broccolini and a glass of red. Using two cheeses adds a new dimension to a family favourite and turns ordinary into an everyday indulgence.


Serves  4 as a meal, 6 as a side dish

Cooks in  40 minutes

Difficulty  Not too tricky



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Ingredients

  • 200 grams streaky bacon diced
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 50 grams butter
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 500 mls full cream milk
  • 250 mls chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 180 grams Udder Delights Cheddar, grated
  • 200 grams Udder Delights Double Brie or
  • 160 grams Udder Delights Heysen Blue
  • 300 grams macaroni pasta shapes
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 30cm oval ceramic baking dish/20 cm square ceramic baking dish

Method

Step 1
Preheat grill to 220 degrees celsius
Step 2
Bring a large pot of salted water up to the boil, when it is bubbling add pasta and cook until al dente.
Step 3
Heat milk and stock together in the microwave.
Step 4
In a large saucepan sauté bacon in olive oil for one minute, add onion and sauté until soft and translucent. Add garlic for a further minute then transfer to the dish you will bake the mac’n’cheese in.
Step 5
In the same saucepan melt butter and whisk in flour. Continue to whisk on a medium heat for 2 minutes or until the ‘roux’ which you are making is starting to dry out and become paler. Whisk in warmed milk and stock until fully combined and smooth.
Step 6
Whisk in grated nutmeg, reduce heat and add grated cheddar followed by 1/2 of the brie (diced) or 1/2 of the blue (crumbled), set the remaining cheese aside and remove sauce from heat.
Step 7
Drain pasta, shaking out excess water, put back into pasta pot, add cheese sauce and onion bacon mix, stir well. Pour into baking dish.
Step 8
Dot the top of the mac’n’cheese with the rest of the brie or blue cheese and place under grill for 10 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
The Ultimate Udder Delights Mac’N’ Double Cheese
The Ultimate Udder Delights Mac’N’ Double Cheese
The Ultimate Udder Delights Mac’N’ Double Cheese
Sheree Sullivan moved from the keyboard to the cheese board when she was instrumental in setting up the Udder Delights cheese factory in 1999 after completing her Bachelor of Music, Jazz Piano, at the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium. She has since become the accidental entrepreneur who has built the family cheese empire while juggling businesses and brands, family and kids, and risks with rewards. She values sustainable community - she grows local, makes local, employs local, lives local and gives local; and has a savvy and sassy approach when putting good food in front of the punters.