Bacon and Truffle Mac and Cheese

Preparation: 35 minutes / Cooking: 45 minutes / Serves 4 as a main /


Oven 180c/ 356*F/Gas Mark 4
  • 325g/12oz dried macaroni
  • 100g/3oz smoked bacon
For the sauce:
  • I onion
  • 500ml/16 floz whole milk
  • 3tsp TruffleHunter Minced Black Truffle
  • 50g/2oz TruffleHunter Black Truffle Butter
  • 50g/2oz plain flour
  • 220g/8oz mature cheddar cheese(grated)
  • 1 tsp TruffleHunter Black Truffle Mustard
  • TruffleHunter Fresh Black Truffle shavings


  1. Blanch macaroni in boiling water until nearly cooked through (still has a slight crunch).
  2. Grill bacon until golden then cut into lardons. (strips 5mm thick and the full width of the bacon)
  3. For the sauce: Remove skin, and half the onion put into milk with and warm the milk slowly, do not boil. 20 minutes should do.
  4. For the roux: Melt TruffleHunter Black Truffle Butter in pan big enough to hold at least 1 litre of sauce. Add flour and cook out for two or three minutes.
  5. Finish the sauce: Remove and discard the onion from the milk. Add the milk to the roux a little at a time all the while whisking.
  6. Once all the milk is combined, add 180g/ 6oz of the cheese, TruffleHunter Minced Black Truffle and 180g TruffleHunter Black Truffle Mustard and cook out for 5 minutes on a very low heat.
  7. Combine bacon, macaroni and cheese sauce. Place in baking dish, top with slices of TruffleHunter Fresh Truffle and the remaining cheese and bake until golden and crisp on top.