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Recipe: Make this cheesy dish from Taste of Epcot at home

by Attractions Magazine Staff

With the 2020 Taste of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in full swing at Walt Disney World, try this recipe for a perfectly cheesy dish you can make at home!

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Check out the recipe below:

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko

From Mac & Cheese Hosted by Boursin Cheese in World Showplace

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

Toasted Panko:

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of panko
  • Coarse salt, to taste

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 (16 ounce) box cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 8 cups of whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard powder
  • 1/2 pound of white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound of yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 (5.2-ounce) Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese wheels, divided
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • White pepper, to taste

Directions

For Toasted Panko:

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add panko and stir until combined.
  2. Toast in pan for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Remove from heat; salt to taste. Set aside.

For Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese:

  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain well. Set aside, keeping warm.
  2. Melt the butter in a 5-quart saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until a blonde roux, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Add milk, garlic powder, onion powder, and mustard powder and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Fold in both shredded cheddar cheeses and two Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese wheels. Blend with immersion blender until cheese has melted and smooth.
  5. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  6. Add hot, cooked pasta with cheese sauce and mix until combined and divide evenly into 6-8 bowls.
  7. Cut remaining Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese wheel into 6-8 pieces or crumble into a small dish.
  8. Top Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with toasted panko and Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs cheese pieces or crumbles.
  9. Serve immediately.

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