Monday, May 23, 2011

Recipe for Truffle Macaroni and Cheese

Winery in the Fog

Last week I reported on the latest gathering of our little DC area wine tasting group (see Truffle Macaroni and Cheese Paired with 2008 Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay).  As I described, the clear star of the show (not that it is a competition…that anyone will admit) was Kelvin and Leya’s Truffle Macaroni and Cheese Paired with 2008 Pahlmeyer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.  The food, the wine, and the pairing were absolutely amazing – a true grand slam unaided by steroids!

Kelvin and Leya were kind enough to share the recipe.  I have not yet prepared this heavenly version of mac and cheese, but hope to do so soon.  In the mean time, give it a go and let me know what you think.  I am sure you will be pleased (ok, roll your eyes back in your head while moaning aloud kinda pleased).  Thanks Kelvin and Leya!

The Recipe


  • 1 pound box of penne pasta
  • 1/2 bar unsalted butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Sottocenere with Truffle Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Savitar White Truffle Oil
  • 1//2 cup Savitar Truffle Peelings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot, and add pasta
  2. When soft, strain pasta and place in a large bowl
  3. Add butter, mix in then set aside
  4. Add eggs and milk to a separate bowl
  5. Beat egg and milk mixture with whisk
  6. Pour mixture into large bowl with macaroni and mix gently with spatula
  7. Add all cheese, oil and truffles
  8. Season with salt, seasoned salt and pepper
  9. Fold together with spatula
  10. Check consistency and add more milk if too stiff
  11. Sprinkle a little cheese on the bottom of a casserole dish
  12. Spoon pasta and cheese mixture into dish
  13. Smooth over with spatula
  14. Sprinkle all remaining cheese on top
  15. Place in oven for 35 minutes at 350 degrees (or until done)

In vino veritas, buen provecho.


No comments:

Post a Comment