Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece. Try my recipe for Havarti – Bacon Mac & Cheese and fall in love with Castello cheeses! 

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Castello Havarti cheeses are creamy, mild and semi-firm cheeses. They are all slightly tangy and aromatic, without a rind. The cheeses have a soft and creamy consistency that is easy to slice and develops in flavor and character as it matures. The cheese is also suitable for cooking and melting and takes any recipe to a delicious new level. Aged Havarti, Dill, Wild Garlic, Caraway, Jalapeño, and Herbs & Spices, are some of the delicious Havarti flavors that you can experiment with in this project.  

When Castello challenged me to create a recipe using their cheeses – I agree almost immediately. Our household is obsessed with cheese – our cheese drawer typically has at least a variety of five cheeses at any given time. And of course, our favorite thing to make is macaroni and cheese, this time with the addition of havarti cheese, bacon, and a sprinkling of cilantro for added freshness and flavor!

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Havarti – Bacon Mac & Cheese

This macaroni & cheese is nutty from both the Havarti cheese and freshly ground nutmeg, a must have in any cheese sauce.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes


  • ½ pound pasta any shape, cooked and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped bacon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup shredded Castello Havarti Cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro


  • In a large saute pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon but leave bacon fat drippings in pan.
  • Add butter and flour and cook until a roux is formed, about 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the milk and all the seasonings. Once thickened, add cheese and chopped cilantro.
  • Toss sauce with pasta and serve with crispy bacon and fresh cilantro on top.
Author: Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece.


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  1. Too much flour! It ruined the dish.!

    1. Dogg, I am so sorry, there was a typo there – it should have been 2 tablespoons of flour, NOT 12!

  2. 4 stars
    Thanks so much for the recipe. It was delicious.

    I would note I significantly reduced the flour as 12 Tablespoons of flour was entirely too much. I used 2-3 Tbsp and it turned out perfect.

  3. This looks DIVINE! Everything in that bowl is making me grin and the cheese sounds amazing. I’d dive into it for breakfast today, if only I could!

  4. So, I have already spent about 5 hours grocery shopping this week, our fridge is full to the brim. Yet I am looking at this thinking, I really want it, and I am now going to add the grocery store to my list of things to do when I leave the ouse in 10 minutes. Thank you! lol!!!

  5. Who could say no to cheese?! Not this girl! Love all the flavors in this – it’s the ultimate comfort!

  6. This mac and cheese looks like creamy comfort food perfection. Love the havarti and bacon!