Best Cheeses to Use in a Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese
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Delicious, convenient, and fairly easy to prepare, mac and cheese is a delectable dish that makes for a filling lunch or dinner. Still, this meal doesn’t come out the same every time. Here are the best cheeses that you can use to make a scrumptious mac and cheese.

Sharp Cheddar

The classic taste you always expect from mac and cheese, sharp cheddar is always a safe choice. What’s more, this cheese is strong yet smooth, making for a scrumptious snack.


While one of the lesser-known cheeses for this recipe, gouda is also an excellent choice. With its rich, sophisticated taste, gouda also melts smoothly, delivering the perfect texture.


With its salty and somewhat nutty flavor, parmesan will add a flavor to your mac and cheese that you wouldn’t typically expect. Consider adding one or two other cheeses to the mix as well for a well-balanced taste.