OKA mac & cheese with truffles — Week 2: Wow Your Guests

In light of this week’s Wow Your Guests theme, I wanted to make a more gourmet Mac & Cheese. Brimming with flavour in a creamy sauce made with truffles and mushroom OKA, this Mac & Cheese offers a delicious taste of cream with light mushroom notes.

The fresh truffles add a touch of refinement with their heavenly taste and fragrance.

Simple but filling, this Mac & Cheese is sure to please — and surprise — at your next dinner with friends.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C).

    SAUCE
  2. In a pot, melt butter and soften shallot for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.  
  3. Add flour and stir for 1 minute, making sure the flour doesn’t brown.
  4. Gradually add milk and cream, beating with a whisk to obtain a smooth sauce.  
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly until sauce thickens. Mix in truffle paste if you’re not using fresh truffles.

    MACARONI
  6. Mix in pasta.
  7. Pour into a baking dish, alternating pasta and cheese layers. Finish with the cheese, top with breadcrumbs mixed with melted butter. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden.
  8. Just before serving, garnish with fresh truffle slices, to taste.

Johanne Depelteau

Longueuil, Quebec

Johanne, a passionate lover of the culinary arts, has been working in television broadcasting, publishing, magazine writing and advertising for many years.

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