Cookbook giveaway - melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese



We're very pleased to be able to offer three free copies of Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese.  This is not your mother's Mac 'n Cheese - Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord have  "combined our nostalgia of the old-school dish with healthy, high-quality ingredients to produce recipes that are both  classic and chic."

For more on the book  read  Stephanie's explanation of how they created the idea for the book and developed the recipes

To win one of these three copies, just answer the following question: Which cheese do you love to pair with pasta - or would love to see paired with pasta?

Additional rules are:

  • Please make certain you have signed in to the EYB website (you don't have to be a paid member). This ensures that we have your email address and can get in contact with you. 
  • The giveaway will expire in 4 weeks on January 9, 2013.

This contest is now closed.  The 3 lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are pwsnook, ean, and Sally.


  • gigihotchkiss  on  12/12/2013 at 12:03 PM

    I'm very excited about this book! I love combining brie with pasta.

  • angelanorr  on  12/12/2013 at 1:00 PM

    Gruyere and mushrooms.

  • sir_ken_g  on  12/12/2013 at 3:08 PM

    Swiss with curly noodles!

  • AndieG52  on  12/12/2013 at 4:02 PM

    Pecorino romano, mascarpone and ricotta

  • KarinaFrancis  on  12/12/2013 at 4:13 PM

    Blue cheese and marscapone - watch out arteries

  • trudys_person  on  12/12/2013 at 4:56 PM

    I've never met a cheese that didn't pair well with pasta! I'd like to see a dish with Emmenthal ... Thank you for the giveaway!

  • boardingace  on  12/12/2013 at 5:26 PM

    Every kind of cheese :) But tops would be Parmesan, and extra-sharp Cheddar.

  • xntrek  on  12/12/2013 at 5:43 PM

    Cheese was just cheese until pasta came along :P My two favourite cheese-pasta pairings would have to be: 1. Fettuccine coated in olive oil before grating in and mixing salted ricotta prior to topping with bolognese 2. Fresh pasta squares with stilton - especially when you sprinkle some fresh toasted walnuts, diced wild persian figs and a dash of vinnocotto as well.

  • Rinshin  on  12/12/2013 at 5:56 PM

    I like to use Havarti with Parmesano. Not only cheese but with bechamel sauce first and Havarti and Parmesano added. Topped with bread crumbs for color and crunch.

  • kfreer  on  12/12/2013 at 8:04 PM

    Parmigiano reggiano, of course! :)

  • kayanelson  on  12/12/2013 at 9:10 PM

    I make mac and cheese with whatever pieces I have in the fridge and it always tastes great. Cheddar is one of my favorites though.

  • imaluckyducky  on  12/12/2013 at 10:08 PM

    I've started adding more chevre to dishes, especially pasta dishes, on a whim. I like the bit of tartness and creaminess it adds to the finished product.

  • Teemo  on  12/12/2013 at 10:26 PM

    I like feta cheese as a topping on pasta.

  • Sally  on  12/12/2013 at 10:39 PM

    Sharp cheddar for mac and cheese.

  • MCDForm  on  12/12/2013 at 11:45 PM

    I love all types of pasta and cheese but my late night comfort food has always been spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and some parmigiano reggiano.

  • Astrid5555  on  12/13/2013 at 1:18 AM

    Baked ricotta - delicious!!

  • cezovski  on  12/13/2013 at 2:03 AM

    I like to use Pepperjack Cheese in Mac & Cheese -- and everything else! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • decklededges  on  12/13/2013 at 8:11 AM

    I love gouda with pasta!

  • chawkins  on  12/13/2013 at 9:17 AM

    Parmigiano Reggiano for sure.

  • nadiam1000  on  12/13/2013 at 10:27 AM

    My classic pairing for mac and cheese is sharp cheddar and monterey jack. I will get creative at times and use a variety of cheeses if I have them in the fridge - especially enjoy swiss (or gruyere0 and mozzarella.

  • jailavie  on  12/13/2013 at 11:53 AM

    I LOVE gruyere with pasta - and for me, it's essential in Mac and Cheese!

  • Thaichile  on  12/13/2013 at 1:51 PM

    Love Gruyere, Manchego, Idiazabel in my Mac and cheese.

  • Queezle_Sister  on  12/13/2013 at 2:25 PM

    I think Thaichile hit it -- manchego!

  • pgarcia  on  12/13/2013 at 6:14 PM

    Mmmmm ... I love all kinds of cheese. If I had to pick just one it would probably be gruyere!

  • sabrina7  on  12/13/2013 at 7:59 PM

    mild cheddar and pepper jack

  • sgump  on  12/13/2013 at 9:41 PM

    Since I now live in Iowa, it's got to be Maytag Blue.

  • Foodelf  on  12/13/2013 at 9:54 PM

    Comte seems to lend itself to everything ... Gruyere, too. With pasta either choice is dreamy!

  • TheSpicedLife  on  12/13/2013 at 10:39 PM

    Goat cheese! Always!

  • hihelen_westbrook  on  12/14/2013 at 1:42 AM

    Blue cheese is my favourite with pasta but I've never yet met a cheese I haven't liked!

  • Grywhp  on  12/14/2013 at 9:39 AM

    Very sharp cheddar for mac and cheese

  • flower22child  on  12/14/2013 at 11:01 AM

    any kind of smoked cheese

  • ecasey830  on  12/14/2013 at 12:46 PM

    Goat cheese with penne and arribiata sauce is my new easy pasta dish

  • ballen  on  12/14/2013 at 2:14 PM

    Hands down favorite ... gorgonzola!!

  • kara0621  on  12/14/2013 at 2:52 PM

    Fontina and gruyere with shells!

  • MattBoundy  on  12/14/2013 at 7:04 PM

    I love a peppered pecorino with pasta

  • NadineGM  on  12/14/2013 at 8:09 PM

    My favorite is a recipe that uses three cheeses: marscapone, parmesan and bel parse. Yum!

  • ckbkaddict  on  12/15/2013 at 1:51 AM

    Any cheese! But, if I have to limit myself to just one, it would have to be gruyere for Mac N Cheese...

  • jupflute  on  12/15/2013 at 8:41 AM

    Fontina, because it melts SO well.

  • Megoola  on  12/15/2013 at 9:18 PM

    White cheddar

  • suzanne P  on  12/16/2013 at 1:16 AM

    telaggio or blue cheese and walnuts

  • madamepince  on  12/16/2013 at 1:06 PM

    Sharp cheddar is my go-to, but I like just about every cheese and every pasta, so ways to make different combos would be much appreciated!

  • JulesLP  on  12/16/2013 at 3:07 PM

    I love a gorgonzola sauce with gnocchi

  • kaotway  on  12/16/2013 at 8:19 PM

    Goats cheese - creamy, soft, perfect juxtaposition to al dente pasta :)

  • Siegal  on  12/17/2013 at 12:45 PM


  • sarahcooks  on  12/17/2013 at 4:18 PM

    Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil with pasta

  • stephlinde  on  12/18/2013 at 2:59 PM

    Sharp cheddar, gorgonzola, or goat cheese in winter, ricotta in summer.

  • hwbookworm  on  12/19/2013 at 7:58 AM

    Cheddar, basic but so good!

  • smtucker  on  12/19/2013 at 8:09 AM

    I am a New England gal, and have to go with Vermont Aged cheddar.

  • matag  on  12/19/2013 at 8:09 AM

    Just got some Brie with truffles .

  • prpost  on  12/19/2013 at 8:10 AM

    I like to use cheddar and gruyere. I'd love to see a good match for gouda.

  • dmkxr9  on  12/19/2013 at 8:15 AM

    smoked gouda

  • pwsnook  on  12/19/2013 at 8:40 AM

    Silver Palate Good Times has a winter-time pasta recipe that I love. It uses St. Andre's, triple creme cheese with walnuts and Parma ham.

  • zarprey  on  12/19/2013 at 8:50 AM

    parmesan is a classic

  • kellyscookbooks  on  12/19/2013 at 9:09 AM

    a very sharp cheddar

  • cambridgecook  on  12/19/2013 at 9:34 AM


  • Moniquelfp  on  12/19/2013 at 9:38 AM

    my girls love elbows with cheddar and plain old american cheese.....makes it creamy and smooth

  • HannahLister  on  12/19/2013 at 10:17 AM

    My first choice is cheddar a good sharp strong one, but I do like the combinations of Parmesan, Mozzarella and cheddar in a tomato pasta.

  • hippiebiologist  on  12/19/2013 at 10:23 AM

    Given that I work for a goat dairy, I usually end up pairing all sorts of goat cheeses with pasta -- usually some variety of chèvre, but occasionally a goat gouda. I also would love to see some sheep's cheese pairings.

  • lmalter  on  12/19/2013 at 10:29 AM

    Marscapone (with mushrooms)

  • Cali01  on  12/19/2013 at 10:32 AM

    A really good cheddar .

  • JamieK  on  12/19/2013 at 10:41 AM

    I like sharp cheddars and gruyére

  • maiphoang  on  12/19/2013 at 11:19 AM

    I love the combo of sharp cheddar and parmesan reggiano.

  • Nsteinen  on  12/19/2013 at 11:22 AM

    Really sharp cheddar.

  • colevb6  on  12/19/2013 at 11:26 AM

    Finely grated pecorino romano

  • CRT  on  12/19/2013 at 11:30 AM

    P. Reggiano but for Mac & Cheese I sort of follow Deborah Madison's recipe in "The Savory Way," using whatever strongly flavored melting cheese I have on hand and ALWAYS including the fresh mozzarella layer in the middle. It's decadent but it makes it special occasion fare.

  • pokarekare  on  12/19/2013 at 3:13 PM

    A good cheddar cheese, mainly because my children preferred it to "parsimonious" cheese and now my grandchildren do too. Of course I add parmesan and its friends foy myself! ;)

  • Brandeemk  on  12/19/2013 at 4:08 PM

    I love small farm smoked goat cheese on pasta with roasted veggies, grilled steak bits and if they are in season chanterelles. In my area we have a lovely farm that smokes rounds of goat cheese and wraps them in bourbon spritzed maple leaves.

  • SLane  on  12/19/2013 at 4:23 PM

    I really like to use a sharp cheddar but also think that Gruyere goes really well with pasta.

  • Beckiemas  on  12/19/2013 at 6:35 PM

    Pecorino! It's softer than Parmesan, but still has a beautiful bite. We won't cook pasta without some on hand :)

  • lonestarlass  on  12/19/2013 at 7:58 PM

    I'd like to try a combo of smoked gouda and cheddar for mac and cheese.

  • Clove  on  12/19/2013 at 10:22 PM

    I don't know which to choose. They all go so well. Interested to find out new combos.

  • patsylu  on  12/19/2013 at 11:57 PM

    So many choices. Gonna go with smoked mozzarella.

  • JanScholl  on  12/20/2013 at 12:42 AM

    I am not a big cheese eater because of rennet issues but when I do come across some without, I love to experiment. I love a smoky gouda or a low fat feta on pizza, as an example. And the gouda cubes and tossed in noodles with basil and roasted red peppers is light and refreshing.

  • Lhotse  on  12/21/2013 at 7:05 PM

    Bit partial to goat cheese or buffalo mozzarella (and broad beans, fresh peas and mint! Yum!)

  • RLiebes  on  12/22/2013 at 4:55 AM

    Manchego. Love that cheese!

  • stargirl  on  12/23/2013 at 11:49 AM

    All of them! But I'd really like to find a classic cheddar recipe that I love. I've tried and bunch and never been wowed by any of them.

  • kmw0919  on  12/23/2013 at 2:16 PM

    All cheese is good cheese, but I love pepper jack with my pasta!

  • RuthGo  on  12/23/2013 at 3:36 PM

    I like the old reliables, mozzarella or cheddar.

  • southerncooker  on  12/24/2013 at 1:39 AM

    I like trying different kinds of cheese with pasta. Some of favorites are cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella and American.

  • crandall57  on  12/26/2013 at 7:30 AM

    Gogonzola on fettuccine with spinach, peas and bacon. Or Fontina with mushrooms and cream over shells.

  • Diabolical_DrZ  on  12/26/2013 at 11:20 PM

    Parmigiano reggiano makes everything better

  • FunkyViriditas  on  12/28/2013 at 7:14 AM

    Although I love Gruyere, I'd like to try cojita on pasta.

  • bellaluna221  on  12/29/2013 at 3:40 AM

    I'm a purist when it comes to mac 'n cheese: extra sharp cheddar cheese, just like my mom used to make! :)

  • cpauldin  on  12/29/2013 at 8:48 AM

    Nothing beats fresh mozzarella and basil with pasta!

  • AlliFradgley  on  12/30/2013 at 1:40 PM

    Parmesan - I adore Parmesan. Anytime I cook pasta, whatever the sauce, I have to have Parmesan to sprinkle over and not that nasty tub stuff but the real stuff.

  • RobinCR  on  12/31/2013 at 7:03 PM

    Is there a cheese that does not pair with pasta? I've yet to find it.

  • sashal  on  1/1/2014 at 2:10 PM

    blue cheese! yum.

  • grumpybear  on  1/1/2014 at 7:03 PM

    Fresh mozzarella. Especially with garden-fresh tomatoes and basil, and the mozzarella gets mixed with the pasta when it is still steaming hot. It gets all stretchy and perfect.

  • ean  on  1/1/2014 at 10:16 PM

    Smoked gouda

  • infotrop  on  1/2/2014 at 5:56 PM

    I love gorgonzola and walnuts with pasta.

  • rahiscock  on  1/3/2014 at 11:37 PM

    Can't go past a really good, sharp and bitey aged parmesan. It is made for pasta!

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  • ShelleLisa  on  1/4/2014 at 10:41 PM

    sharp cheddar

  • Julia  on  1/5/2014 at 3:25 AM

    Gruyere, Fontina, Gouda, Parmesan, And good old cream cheese.

  • maisie_grn  on  1/8/2014 at 9:58 AM

    goat cheese mixed in the pasta with a sqeeze of lemon juice makes such a wonder cheesy sauce.

  • Zosia  on  1/8/2014 at 11:18 AM

    sharp cheddar

  • PatriciaAnn  on  1/9/2014 at 7:07 PM

    Fontina with mushrooms and carmelized onions.

  • Jane  on  1/10/2014 at 1:52 PM

    This contest is now closed. The 3 lucky winners, selected by random number generator, are pwsnook, ean, and Sally.

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