Mac-n-Cheese with 3 Beemster Cheeses
Mac-n-Cheese with 3 Beemster Cheeses

Three Beemster Mac-n-Cheese

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January 4, 2017

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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 8 servings


6 tablespoons butter, divided

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 cups milk

2 cups Beemster Mild, shredded

2 cups Beemster Smoked, shredded

1 cup finely Beemster XO (Aged 26 Months), shredded, divided

1 pound pipette pasta or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1 clove garlic, pressed (optional)

2 tablespoons dried parsley


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepot over medium heat.

Add flour and salt and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Gradually stir in milk and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

Add Beemster Mild, Smoked and ½ cup XO and stir until melted.

Add pasta to 3-quart baking dish.

Pour sauce over pasta and stir gently until evenly coated.

Combine remaining Beemster XO (Aged 26 Months) with bread crumbs, garlic and parsley. Sprinkle evenly over pasta.

Bake 25 minutes or until mixture is bubbling and golden brown.