This is one of the Beekman Boys’ most popular recipes. It calls for their Blaak

cheese, but you can also use another hard cheese of your choice.

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Serves 8-10

salt, to taste

1 lb elbow macaroni

1 qt fresh goats milk (or whole cow's milk)

1 stick butter, divided into

6 tablespoons &

2 tablespoon pieces

½ cup all purpose flour

12 oz BLAAK or other hard cheese(remove rind and grate 4 cups)

2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

½ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add the macaroni, and cook according to instructions. Drain.
  3. Heat the milk in a saucepan.
  4. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan and stir in the flour.
  5. Whisk in the warm milk, a little at a time.
  6. Cook until thick and smooth.
  7. Remove from heat and add the cheese, mustard, pepper, and nutmeg.
  8. Add the macaroni and mix well.
  9. Pour into a greased baking pan.
  10. Melt the 2 remaining tablespoons of butter and mix with the breadcrumbs.
  11. Place on top and bake until golden. This will take about 30 minutes.


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