Cheese Lovers Macaroni & Cheese

The three cheeses come together in my recipe like The three tenors singing an Italian aria, you just want more.

You’ll need:

  • 1-lb of macaroni
  • 5-cups of milk, heated in a pot
  • 6-tbs butter
  • 1/4-cup flour
  • 1/4-cup minced shallots
  • 2-garlic cloves minced
  • 1-tsp of salt
  • 1/2-tsp pepper
  • 1/2 lb Fontina cheese shredded
  • 1/2-lb Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 1/4 lb Parmesan cheese grated


  1. Place all the cheese in a bowl and toss with your hands to mix them together
  2. Reserve one cup of the cheese
  3. Cook the pasta 3/4 of the way in salted boiling water
  4. Melt the butter in a large heavy large pot
  5. Add the shallots, salt, pepper and sauté this for 5 minutes on a low heat and then add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more
  6. On a low heat add the flour and whisk for about 2 minutes you are making a light roux
  7. Add the hot milk and whisk until this has thickened about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat stir in the cheese until fully melted
  9. Fold in the macaroni until fully mixed with the cheese
  10. Pour this into a baking dish and top with the reserved cup of cheese
  11. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove when the top is golden and the sides are bubbling

Let this rest for 5 minutes so it sets up. I got nothing else to say about this recipe other than it’s incredible.

Daniel Mancini