Vermont June 15, 2017
The Epic Outdoor Food Fest In Vermont You Simply Cannot Miss
It’s hard not to find a restaurant these days that doesn’t have their own spin on the perfect Mac & Cheese recipe. So, for all the Mac & Cheese lovers out there – this is one outdoor food fest in VT that you have to see… or rather…
taste to believe. That’s right, the 5th annual Mac & Cheese festival will be on September 10, 2017 in Windsor and we promise it will be delicious!
Some of the best chefs in the region will be creating their famous Mac & Cheese recipes for everyone.
The gates open at 10:30 and the tents open at 11:00.
Be sure to get there early! There are a lot of samples to be tasted and you won't want to miss any.
The event is capped at 3,000 people and YES - it sells out.
There is more than just the food at this lively event. You'll find live music, a calf petting zoo and , and kids under 6 get in free.
Harpoon Draft Beer available for purchase which goes great with your Mac & Cheese.
You can even vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award.
Check out the previous winners
Try your hand at recreating this winning Mac & Cheese Challenge recipe by Singleton's Market in Quechee:
- 1 lb macaroni- cooked
-1 c. Vermont Farmstead Alehouse Cheddar
-1 c. Singletons Smoked Cheddar
-1 c. muenster
-1/2 stick butter
-1/2 c. flour
- 4 cups 1/2 & 1/2
-2 cups shredded Singletons Smoked Ham
-2 cups Singletons buttered breadcrumbs
- salt & pepper
Cook macaroni, drain and set aside. In a saucepan melt butter and add flour
and cook until browned then whisk in cream and salt and pepper to taste.
Cook until slightly thickened and half of the cheese and shut off the
burner. Add remaining cheese and smoked ham. Once the cheese and ham are incorporated, mix in the macaroni. When pasta is incorporated put in a 2
quart greased baking dish. Top with buttered breadcrumbs. Bake at 400 until golden brown and bubbly.
This fun food fest isn't just delicious, it's for a good cause! All proceeds will go to benefit the Vermont Foodbank.
You won't want to miss this event - rain or shine, it's deliciously awesome.
Last year over 20 restaurants participated in the challenge.
A big thank you to the hosts of the great Mac & Cheese Challenge - Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. and Castleton Crackers.
For more information and how to buy tickets check out the website
here. Bon appetite!
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