Mac and cheese.

How it was created

Pasta and cheese casseroles have been recorded as early as the 14th century in the Italian cookbook Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks, which featured a dish of parmesan and pasta. A cheese and pasta casserole known as makerouns was recorded in the famous medieval English cookbook, the Forme of Cury, which was also written in the 14th century.[6] It was made with fresh, hand-cut pasta which was sandwiched between a mixture of melted butter and cheese. The recipe given was "Take and make a thynne foyle of dowh. and kerve it on peces, and cast hem on boiling water & seeþ it wele. take chese and grate it and butter cast bynethen and above as losyns. and serue forth." ("Make a thin foil of dough and cut it in pieces. Put them in boiling in water and cook them well. Grate cheese and add it with butter beneath and above as with noodles

Boxed mac and cheeses.

Packaged macaroni and cheese is available in frozen form or as boxed ingredients for simplified preparation. Boston Market, Michelina's, Kraft, and Stouffer's are some of the more recognizable brands of prepared and frozen macaroni and cheese available in the United States. "Macaroni and cheese loaf" can be found in some stores

Facts about mac and cheese.

Macaroni and cheese is the number one cheese recipe in the United States.


In 1993, Crayola named one of their crayon colors “macaroni and cheese.”

Kraft mac and cheese.

On March 7th, 2016, the largest blind taste test in history came to a close as we began proudly advertising the change to Kraft Mac & Cheese. Luckily for us, America proved that there’s nothing to worry about – because for the past three months they’ve been buying, eating and loving Kraft Macaroni & Cheese the same as they always have. Which means it still tastes like Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.