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Old 03-25-2020, 11:26 AM
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Hello Chefs

what type/brand of cheese do you like using for your Mac and Cheese recipes. The recipe i like calls for
– 1LB. Extra Sharp Cheddar (shredded)
– ˝LB. Monterey Jack (shredded)

what what brands do you recommend, i have tried a bunch.

Thanks

Old 03-25-2020, 11:35 AM
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The blend I use is pretty epic....this is per pound, so equal parts (1/3lb) of each.

- Brie (rind off)
- Gruyere
- White Cheddar (sometimes I use smoked cheddar)

I also make a base bechamel, which is stupid easy to do, and melt all those cheeses into that.
- 2tbsp butter & flour
- 2.5c heavy cream
- 2tsp mustard powder
- 1 egg yolk
---- make a roux with butter & flour, cook for a few minutes, add cream cook until thick (10 min or so), add mustard, temper egg, in goes the cheeses.
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Originally Posted by 25WildBlue View Post
- Gruyere
+1!

I use a chunk of that in any M&C I make, including the quick stuff from Kraft. Shred it up, mix with milk and butter, melt and mix in with the rest.
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I call my recipe "$40 mac/cheese", but here goes.

I use Swiss Gruyere, Fontina, Sharp Cheddar, Spanish Machego, Gouda, Colby/Jack, and Cream cheese. Whole milk, butter, white pepper, and Cholula.

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like a blend like everyone else,have tried most of them except brie? That sounds interesting, if I can sneak it some good blue cheese, or just add some on mine i'm real happy
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Just don't use pre-shredded cheese.
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Originally Posted by K-dawg View Post
Just don't use pre-shredded cheese.
The cheese shredder is my dog's favorite home appliance. When he hears it he comes running. It tends to shoot the cheese everywhere including the floor.

Sorry off topic....

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Thanks for the replies and recommendations, however, i am wondering what BRAND you all like to use. not flavors. i just used Cabot, and it did not melt well.. and i never use pre-shredded.

Kraft
Boars Head
Cabot
Cracker Barrel
Great Lakes

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Thanks. i
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Originally Posted by jaccoo View Post
Thanks for the replies and recommendations, however, i am wondering what BRAND you all like to use. not flavors. i just used Cabot, and it did not melt well.. and i never use pre-shredded.

Kraft
Boars Head
Cabot
Cracker Barrel
Great Lakes

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Thanks. i
Extra Sharp cheddar does not melt as well as mild/med cheddar. I also use Fontina, Colby/Jack and cream cheese because they melt so well to offset the sharp cheddar and Machego.

I use basically any brands other than Publix house brand because I'm not impressed with Publix house brand cheeses.
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OHHHH, thank you. last time I used Extra Sharp... so that is probably why it didnt melt well, as you stated.
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u guys are right, never use the pre shredded stuff, its covered in cellulose
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My favorite uses colby jack and blue.

I want to tinker sometime with some habanero infused cheese.

I also want to try a slow cooker chicken breast in buffalo sauce and use something super melty like a gruyere and do half that half blue.
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I've gotten lazy and started using cheddar cheese soup. Works pretty good.
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Originally Posted by NC Mike View Post
I've gotten lazy and started using cheddar cheese soup. Works pretty good.
Have you got too lazy to share a recipe?
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1lb elbows
2 cans cheese soup
bacon bits to your liking
dusting of your favorite rub to your liking
shredded cheddar to your liking
I boil the elbows, add all ingredients, dump in half a hotel pan. Add more cheddar to the top, dust it with some bread crumbs, throw in the smoker til melted.
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