Mac & cheese a la Farm

After visiting Farm, I had to recreate their mac and cheese. Comfort food like this shouldn’t stay a secret. If only I had some of the venison sausage I had with it in the restaurant. I think I’ve got the recipe pretty close, if anyone knows the exact ingredients please let me know.

Update: Oka is a Canadian cheese, named after a small village in Quebec. You can find more information here.

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan grated
  • 2cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 250g Oka grated
  • 280g old cheddar (3yr or older) grated
  • Ground black pepper
  • 500g fusilli or macaroni

Preheat oven to 400. Boil water and cook pasta. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a saucepan and add flour to make a roux, then gradually whisk in the milk. Add mustard, oka, cheddar and pepper to taste.

Mix pasta and cheese sauce and pour into oven proof dish. Mix breadcrumbs and parmesan and sprinkle over the pasta mixture, bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes (less time for a runnier sauce).

There are 8 Comments

  1. what is oka

  2. Oka is a Canadian cheese, named after a small village in Quebec.

    You can find more information here.

  3. That picture is making me drool. Macaroni and Cheese is my Mom’s favorite dish, so I think I might have to make this for her. Thanks!

  4. That looks wonderful! Thank you for explaining Oka. At first I thought it was okra which would have been an interesting ingredient too :) However, I like your version MUCH better.


  5. I love that you used Oka… I’ve never thought to use it in mac and cheese before. How is it when melted??

  6. Wow thats really cold! it doesn’t get that cold in Atlanta (we just got here, but my boyfriend Big Bear said it doesn’t get too cold.

    Loved you post.

    Staff member, SeriousEats

  7. I’ll have to do some looking for Oka around here (although I know a few places likely to have it), and give this a try. I have been on a little quest lately to find my favorite homemade mac and cheese recipe.

  8. Found Oka at Superstore – they had tons as of a couple of weeks ago. Made the mac and cheese and loved it. I’ll probably post my pics and link to you in the next week or so. Next time I am in Calgary I will have to pop by FARM and compare to the inspiration dish.

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