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PINLAND EMPIRE: Cougar Gold

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Washington State University is known for their cheese. They have been making cheese for quite a long time. But, they only have 3 full-time-employees. The students all make the cheese. It is a hands-on learning classroom. There are eight different flavors and are always coming up with new ones. Their most famous flavor is Cougar Gold, which dates back to the 1940s. You can make many recipes with Cougar Gold from Washington State's website.

http://public.wsu.edu/~creamery/recipes.htm

Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Cougar Gold® elevates this timeless comfort food to a new level!


Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 1 ½ quart baking dish.

6 cups water
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups (8 ounces) corkscrew pasta
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups grated Cougar Gold®
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
ground black pepper, to taste


Bring the water, salt and pasta to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan. Cook just until tender. Drain pasta, put into prepared baking dish and set aside. Meanwhile prepare the sauce. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. While whisking, gradually add the flour. Whisk for about 2 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Very slowly add the milk, whisking constantly to avoid developing lumps. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened, stirring often to prevent mixture from burning. Remove from heat and stir in Cougar Gold® and black pepper to taste. Pour sauce onto cooked pasta (do not stir). Melt 1 tablespoon butter and toss with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle on top of casserole and bake for 30 minutes or until the crumbs are golden.

Serves 4-6 main-course servings; 8-10 side-dish servings

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