I would like to think of myself as a pretty decent cook. I have cooked for family and friends for years and I work in the food service industry so I am definitely no stranger to the kitchen by any means.
One of my favorite foods is pasta & this is where it begins.
The other day, I was craving homemade macaroni and cheese. Unfortunately, I was in a rush in the grocery store so I ended up grabbing a rather inexpensive (cheap) block of cheese. Not thinking much about it, I came home and started doing what I do best…. Boiling water.😜
LOLAfter draining the pasta, it was now time to add all the ingredients together send to the oven for baking.
Almost immediately, the cheese was just not acting right. Ugh, by this time it was kind of too late as I didn’t want to throw away what I was trying to accomplish. Needless to say, I forgot the number one rule in making a dish that involves cheese: Do NOT buy cheap cheese. It will not melt and if it does, its consistency is very poor.
I am no food scientist so I am not going to delve into the delays of melting of cheese, but what I can tell you as a foodie, if you plan on working with cheese, do yourself the favor and invest in your cheese. Otherwise, you may end up with a product that either doesn’t look appetizing OR has a chalky look as the cheese failed to smoothly melt.