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Murray's Mac & Cheese

Murray's Cheese Shop
Servings: 6 - 8
30 to 60 min

Learn to make the amazing dish Mac & Cheese you normally could only get at the famous Murray's Cheese Shop

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Murray's Mac & Cheese
  • 1 pound Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 quart Milk
  • 8 ounces Cheddar (grated)
  • 8 ounces Taleggio (rind removed & cubed)
  • 6 ounces Fontina
  • 6 ounces Gouda
  • 2 ounces Cheddar (finely grated)
  • 8 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 Sprigs, Fresh Thyme (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 Onion (skin removed)
  • 2 1/2 Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • Grate all Cheeses and combine.  Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
  • Cut a slit into the halved Onion and place a Bay Leaf in the slit.  Stick the 2 cloves of Garlic into the Onion.  Start making the Mornay Sauce by placing the Milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat and adding the Onion.  In a separate saucepan, melt the Butter and add ½ clove grated Garlic. Slowly add the Flour, whisking to combine, and cook for 2 minutes.  Ladle in the warm Milk, whisking constantly, until combined and smooth.  Add the Nutmeg, Black Pepper and Cayenne Pepper. Add 5 ounces Cheddar and 5 ounces Taleggio and 3 ounces Fontina and 3 ounces Gouda.
  • In a separate pan, bring Water to a boil and add Salt.  Add the Macaroni and cook until tender.  Strain the Macaroni and place in a bowl.  Add the remaining grated Cheeses and toss to combine.
  • Pour the Mornay Sauce over the Macaroni and toss to combine. In a small sauté pan, melt 3 tablespoons butter and add the Panko Breadcrumbs, Thyme and Lemon Zest.  Place the combined Macaroni and Cheese into a shallow baking dish and top with the grated and the Breadcrumbs. Bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes and serve immediately.
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