Mac and Cheese Around the World



Mac and cheese is, understandably, a dish enjoyed globally. And we do mean global-- there are a lot of variations on the dish, and while we're biased towards the Canadian way, we have to admit these other ones don't look half bad. Like. Put it in front of our faces with a fork and we'd take a stab, just sayin. Anyway you don't have to believe us, read for yourselves and get a touch more cultured--we've even noted which Signature Bowls (with a mac base, of course) come closest so you can satisfy the impending hankering!


Makaronilaatikko: Finnish Mac and Cheese


The Finnish version of mac and cheese, "makaronilaatikko" literally translates to "macaroni pot." Makaronilaatikko is made with cheese (duh), onion, and ground beef, usually with some eggs and milk tossed in to make it extra thicc. Oh, and the Finns like to drizzle ketchup on the final product.


Makaronilaatikko a la Loaded: BBQ Brisket Bowl, but swap the BBQ sauce on top for ketchup.


Käsespätzle: German Mac and Cheese


German (and Austrian) Käsespätzle (translates to "cheese noodles") is nice and simple. It uses soft dumpling-noodles cooked in a Emmental cheese sauce and it's topped with caramelized onions. The Germans have never been known for embellishments and it serves them well!


Käsespätzle a la Loaded: the Baba's Classic.


Túrós Csusza: Hungarian Mac and Cheese


Túrós csusza, or "cottage cheese chutney," is a savory dish that moonlights as a sweet one, and we're here for it. As you can probs guess from the translated name, it calls for cottage cheese, which is mixed into the noodles with bacon and sour cream, and sometimes there's also a mixed veggie dish called lecsó on top. The desert version skips the meat and veg and swaps it for sugar, instead.


Quattro formaggi a la Loaded: the Get Cheesy


Conclusion


Remember kids, there is no wrong way to pair cheese and noodles, but there are definitely some very right ways. So Latautua (Finnish)! Galeden werden (German)! Töltsön fel (Hungarian)! Caricati (Italian)! Get Loaded (English)!


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