The 3 Best Cheeses for Mac N’ Cheese

Mac and cheese
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When it comes to mac n’ cheese, also known as America’s greatest pastime, there are about a million different ways to make it. That being said, there are ways to make it that are generally better than others, and part of this has to do with the type of cheese being used. All cheeses are tasty, and it’s like we’re going to complain if you use a cheese on this list. But the following three cheeses are without a doubt our absolute favorites when it comes to this classic dish.


This isn’t a ranking, but if it was, cheddar would be our number one hands down. The vibrant and sharp taste of a strong cheddar is simply one of the best things you can add to a steaming pot of mac n’ cheese, and it’s not even close. To cap things off, cheddar’s classic orange color makes it all the better.


Here’s another excellent cheese choice for this popular dish. Mozzarella has a subtle yet classic taste that has stood the test of time for centuries, making it an optimal choice for mac n’ cheese.

Pepper Jack

If you’re someone who enjoys their mac n’ cheese with a nice peppery kick, then pepper jack might be the way to go for you. It’s not the typical choice that people go with, but for those willing to experiment, it can turn into an absolute favorite.