Beechers flagship mac and cheese

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, the owner of these now staple cheese shops, has not only been a cheese lover for as long as he can remember, but he also has a passion for food that is free from additives and preservatives. Newly armed with a lease, he put his vision into action.

Kurt has always felt that people should know more about the food they eat — where it comes from, what goes into it, and how it is made. With this in mind, one of the first things he did was build a 1, sq ft glass enclosed kitchen so people from inside the store or even on the sidewalk can see exactly what is going into the cheese and how the cheese is made.

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His next priority was to secure local farmers that met his high criteria of cows that are well treated, given high quality feed, and are free of recombinant bovine growth hormones rBST , and antibiotics. I cooked the penne for two minutes less than called for on the package instructions, then rinsed it under cool water and drained it.

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I combined the penne and the sauce, stirring gently until everything was combined. The mac and cheese was then loaded into the baking dish and covered with a generous sprinkle of the remaining cheeses and some chili powder.

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I baked it for twenty minutes and practiced active patience while it rested, out of the oven, for an additional five minutes. The end result? Five out of five elbows for this recipe, it was knock-it-out-of-the-park amazing! The addition of the chipotle chili powder instead of the usual dried mustard was stellar.

Macaroni and Cheese from Beecher’s Cheese

It really made the dish sing and added a lovely little zing at the end of each bite. I could eat this for a week and still want more…it is indeed that good. Thanks for your help! Hi Brynne, let me know how the reduced calories version goes! Beechers Worlds Best macaroni and cheese has a unique flavor. Where in the area around is there that carries it?

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Heat oven to degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. It sounds really great. Kathleen Fearlessly Creative Mammas.


I grew up eating homemade mac and cheese very common in England. I have to admit though, this sounds and looks amazing, definitely going to try! Suzy europescalling.

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