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Coated in golden breadcrumbs, these mini mac and cheese bites are a surefire hit for parties or weekend nights at home – especially when dipped into our Spiced Tomato & Vodka Chutney.


  1. Cook the pasta until al dente, remove and drain. Useful tip: rinse the pasta under boiling water to avoid pasta sticking together.
  2. Combine the flour, butter and mustard to make a paste.
  3. Bring cream to a gentle simmer. Gradually add the paste and crushed garlic, stirring continuously on a simmering heat until the flour has cooked through (taste to check).
  4. Add grated Rock Star cheese and pasta and season to taste.
  5. Transfer to a baking tray and cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Divide into balls, push a cube of Rock Star cheese into each then form into neat balls, making sure cheese is well encased.
  7. Dust each ball in flour, then egg, then roll gently in breadcrumbs. Roll each ball back into egg and dip again in breadcrumbs.
  8. Deep-fry until golden and cooked through. Do this a few at a time, draining them on kitchen roll and keeping them warm until all the bites are cooked. Serve immediately (it’s delicious with Snowdonia Cheese Spiced Tomato & Vodka Chutney).

Note: You can make these with leftover mac and cheese, if you happen to have some to hand. They can also be shallow-fried rather than deep-fried. Cook them over a medium heat and turn them frequently, basting with the oil.

Love these mini mac and cheese bites but want to go big? Our indulgent Truffle Trove mac and cheese  is a rich and creamy main course that celebrates the earthy, nutty flavours of our extra mature Cheddar with Black Summer truffles.