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Cider Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Warm up with our delicious Thatchers Gold Mac ‘N’ Cheese. A bowl of cheesy deliciousness with a cider twist that would expect from us! Perfect on a chilly winter evening.

This recipe uses:

Thatchers Gold


For 2 large or 4 small portions.

200g Macaroni
100g Butter
750ml milk
100g flour
500ml Thatchers gold
500g of a mix of your favourite cheeses (grated or crumbled)

  1. Pre heat oven to 220°C
  2. Pour the cider into a saucepan & reduce by ½ & put aside
  3. Over a medium heat, melt the butter then stir in the flour
  4. Cook out the roux for a minute or two, then slowly add the milk bit by bit whilst mixing with a wooden spoon, making sure the milk is incorporated fully before adding more
  5. When all the milk is added you should have a thick, silky bechamel sauce
  6. Stir 400g of the cheese into the hot bechamel followed by the reduced cider
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Cook your pasta in boiling water for 8 – 10 minutes then strain
  9. Add pasta to cheese sauce and mix
  10. Pour pasta into oven proof dish (or dishes), top with remaining cheese
  11. Place in a hot oven for 5 – 10 minutes to gratinate

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Thatchers Cider Company Ltd, Myrtle Farm, Sandford, Somerset, BS25 5RA