Chardonnay Pairings Älpermagronen (Swiss Mac n' Cheese)
- 20 oz Potatoes (cut into ½ inch cubes)
- 7 oz Macaroni
- ¾ tsp Salt
- 4 ¼ cups Milk
- ½ oz Ham (cut into ¼ inch squares)
- 3 ½ oz Gruyère or Appenzeller cheese, grated
- 2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
- 1 lb Onions, cut into fine rings
- ½ cup Beef broth
- ½ cup Water
- ½ tsp Maizena (corn starch)
- Nutmeg and pepper
Add potatoes, macaronis, salt & milk to pan. Bring almost to a boil, reduce heat & let simmer under occasional stirring until potatoes reach desired softness & pasta is “al dente.” Mix in ham & cheese. Transfer into a casserole dish.
Melt butter in a frying pan. Add onions & bronze. Add broth & water. Bring to a short boil, then reduce heat & let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Stir in Maizena & let simmer for about 1 minute or until mixture thickens slightly. Add onions to the macaroni.
Season with nutmeg and pepper to taste.
Serve apple sauce as a side dish
We grow our Chardonnay fruit on our Mistral Vineyard in southern Monterey, where its proximity to the bay and Pacific breezes create the perfect environment for this cool climate variety.