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Cowgirl Creamery’s Classic Mac & Cheese

Cowgirl Creamery, one of our favorite cheesemakers on the West Coast, is coming out with a new book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, and in preparation for the big release they’re handing out recipes left and right — like this gorgeous one for Classic Mac and Cheese.

This version of mac and cheese is creamy and simple, so the flavor of your the cheese you use comes through. Choose a good sharp cheddar as a base; you can use all cheddar or a combination of half cheddar and half ends and bits of other cheeses. Some folks add parsley or other herbs before baking, as seen in this photo. Peggy and I like to make it without herbs.

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Photo by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton

Grant Bradley

Grant Bradley is culture's former web editor and never ceases to thank his nameless human ancestor who figured that leaving some milk around for a while and then eating it was probably a great idea. Raised on California’s Central Coast, educated in the Pacific Northwest, and transplanted to New England, Grant likes to write, edit, and code things.