Homemade mac and cheese is pretty much the whiz kid of home cooking. Want a quick dish for Tuesday night dinner? Homemade mac and cheese is easy peasy. Trying to impress guests with sophisticated palates? Homemade mac is up for that. Need something to satisfy the whole gang plus friends on game day? Mac and cheese to the rescue.
There are lots of theories as to why everyone finds homemade mac and cheese so satisfying. Here in Wisconsin, we just know that whenever you're making homemade mac, it's going to be better with Wisconsin cheese. Our cheese is – how do we say this politely? – simply the tastiest, highest-quality, most award-winning cheese on the planet. That's why macaroni practically jumps out of the pot when it sees Wisconsin cheese coming – it knows it's about to hit the big time.
Poke around our website for some great homemade mac and cheese recipes. Or let us introduce you to some truly life-changing cheeses. And for tips on making the best homemade mac with Wisconsin cheese, read on.
Follow these tips to master homemade mac and cheese.
There are lots of ways to make homemade mac and cheese. Baked mac and cheese has a crispy, crunchy top layer that's great for texture. Stovetop mac & cheese is all about the creaminess. A crock pot mac and cheese recipe lets you prepare your dish ahead of time, and instant pot mac and cheese can be whipped up in no time at all.
A great mac and cheese recipe uses a combination of cheese: at least one cheese that melts well and another that offers great flavor.
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in Wisconsin, we'll never say no to homemade mac and cheese. That's because when the cheese is from Wisconsin, there's a pretty good chance it's an award winner. Our cheeses have brought home more than 5500 awards – including lots of blue ribbons for Best Cheese in the World. In fact, we've won more awards than any other state in the country, and any other country in the world. More than Switzerland? Yep. France?! Uh-huh. Surely not more than Italy??!! Wait for it – you betcha.
See, our cheesemakers have been perfecting Old World recipes and inventing new cheeses for 180 years – since before Wisconsin was even a state. Today, we have the only Master Cheesemaker program in the world outside of one in Switzerland. And 90% of all the milk produced by our happy cows heads right for the cheesemaking shop – that's how seriously we take cheese in Wisconsin.
So next time you're whipping up some homemade mac, be sure to include Wisconsin cheese. That way, you know you're cooking with the best ingredients this world has to offer.
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In Wisconsin, we make more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese than anywhere else in the world. We believe in tradition, producing everything from Italian classics, like parmesan and ricotta, to swiss cheese and cheddar varieties. But every Wisconsin cheesemaker is an innovator as well, which is why we have so many Wisconsin originals, like colby and muenster. Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, potatoes au gratin, or a charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheese makes every dish and recipe tastier.