Three different Alpine cheeses -- Raclette, Gruyere, and Emmentaler -- give this mac its Swiss flair.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2017


Credit: Armando Rafael

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Boil pasta in a medium pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 2 minutes less than per package instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

  • Return empty pot to medium heat and add butter. When butter melts and foams, add flour and whisk until darkened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mustard powder and whisk to combine. Slowly whisk in milk and vermouth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and add cheese in 3 batches, starting with Raclette. Follow with Gruyere and Emmentaler. Whisk to fully combine after adding each cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add pasta, stir to coat, and serve, sprinkled with parsley and more pepper.

Cook's Notes

As mac and cheese cools, the sauce tightens and loses some of its creaminess. But if you don't serve it right away, no worries -- just place the pot over a low flame, and stir in reserved pasta water, a few tablespoons at a time, to loosen the sauce without diluting the rich flavor.