Cheese lovers, mark your calendars because Edmonton is about to get a whole lot cheesier! And no we don’t mean the cheese making courses offered at NAIT. We mean all the cheesy dishes that will be coming July 5th at Edmonton’s Mac and Cheese Festival! So mark your calendars and take a peak at 10 sample dishes of fan favourites that you will not want to miss!
1. Three Cheese Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese Poutine
Try saying that three times fast! This dish combines four of the best foods into one delicious party for your taste buds: cheese (because there is never too much cheese), butter chicken, mac and cheese, and the Canadian favourite poutine.
2. Jerk Chicken and Mac and Cheese
If you love Jamaican cuisine then you won’t want to miss this flavour packed dish. It’s spicy, bold, and deliciously cheesy, and will definitely leave you wanting seconds! (Just save room for our other eight cheesy dishes!)
3. Fried Chicken Mac and Cheese Sandwich
Is fried chicken more your thing? Then this loaded fried chicken mac and cheese sandwich should be the top of your list of cheesy dishes to try at the festival. It’s got perfectly crispy fried chicken, creamy coleslaw and the best part of all is the bun itself is made from mac and cheese. Yum, yum, yum!
4. Pulled Pork Bacon Mac and Cheese
If this doesn’t satisfy your bacon craving (at least for the day) then nothing will. This is loaded with crispy bacon, pulled pork, more bacon bits, a fried egg, and did we mention the extra bacon? This dish is every bacon lover’s dream combined into one delicious dish.
5. Mac and Cheese Raclette
For those hardcore cheese lovers, if your mac and cheese just doesn’t taste cheesy enough then this dish has you covered. I mean just look at all the cheese! Need I say more? Well, did I mention the cheese used is made in Switzerland?
6. 14 Hour Smoked Brisket Mac and Cheese
Don’t let the simple appearance fool you; this dish is just as loaded as the others. Thanks to its 14 hour smoked brisket, this dish blends cheesy with smokey meat in an absolutely mouth-watering combination.
7. Lobster Tail Mac and Cheese
Are you a seafood lover? Well you won’t want to mix the combination of flaky and flavourful lobster tail with a four cheese mac and cheese blend. It’s so good, you won’t want to share! (Good news, you don’t have to share any of your dishes!)
8. Mac Attack Burger
This one is for all you burger lovers! Just make sure to get those napkins ready because this loaded burger is going to get messy! Jalapeño mac and cheese provides a nice spicy boost, while the caramelized onions provide a cooling sweet balance. All in all, this one is definitely worth saving room to try!
9. Mac & Cheese Waffle
Nothing quite says festival like the union of two of the best foods: hot, cheesy mac and cheese, wrapped in a waffle blanket. Both picture perfect and totally mouth-watering!
10. Vanilla Apple Mac And Cheese
Who’d have thought that sweet and cheesy would go together so perfectly? And yet, the blend of crisp apples, soft cream, and cheesy mac and cheese is so perfect you’ll be wanting seconds!