Washington’s Reserve Cheddar

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Washington’s Reserve Cheddar


Product Description

This is a classic cheddar that is perfectly aged. Its clean, crisp, tangy flavor makes Washington’s Reserve Cheddar a go-to favorite in the kitchen. As the M.V.C. – Most Versatile Cheese – it goes from a cheese board or charcuterie board, to cooking or grilling – and beyond!

Food – Perfect for cheese board or charcuterie board, to cooking or grilling!

Drinks – Bock, Barbera

4 Cheese Macaroni with Bacon – with Washington’s Reserve Cheddar & Roasted Garlic Crumb Topping

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • ½ cup Penn Gold Beer
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • 3 oz Black-Jack cheese shredded
  • 3 oz Smoked Isabella (Mozzarella) shredded
  • 3 oz Gouda shredded
  • 1 lb cavatappi pasta cooked al dente, warm
  • ½ applewood bacon cooked and diced


Crumb topping:

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp flat parsley chopped
  • 3 oz Washington’s Reserve Cheddar shredded

Melt butter in medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 3 minutes; add half and half, beer and seasonings. Slowly whisk in cheeses until smooth.

In the same pot add pasta and bacon. Mix well.

In a large sauté pan heat olive oil until hot. Add garlic and cook until golden brown. Remove from heat and add panko. Return to heat, cooking garlic and panko until golden. Allow to cool to room temperature and add parsley and cheese, mixing thoroughly. Divide pasta into 6 bowls and top with crumb topping. This can also be done as a casserole and browned in a 350-degree oven. Serves 4.

This delectable dish features three Emerald Valley Artisans cheeses! They are paired with Penn Gold Beer – proudly brewed in Pittsburgh by Penn Brewery. Thanks to Executive Chef Jim Dillon for creating this amazing recipe!

You can learn more about Penn Brewery at www.pennbrew.com.

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Shipping Options

Free Local Delivery is available within 35 miles of downtown Pittsburgh on orders over $150. You can also make arrangements to pick up your order at our farm in Scenery Hill, PA or our facility in Republic, PA.

In order to protect the integrity of our cheeses, there may be an additional $12 charge when shipping to warmer regions of the country.


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