Chef Zach Geerson’s Mac n Cheese


Executive Chef of Citizen Kitchen and Journeyman’s (opening Summer 2017) at The Hotel Fullerton, Chef Zach Geerson amps up your traditional mac n cheese with a touch of high class ingredients.

Chef Zach Geerson’s Mac n Cheese

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High class mac n cheese from scratch


Sauce (this recipe makes extra)

1 qt Whole milk
1 qt Heavy cream
1/2 C Shallots – sliced
1 oz Garlic – minced
1 qt Parmesan cheese – freshly grated
2 C Cheddar cheese – grated
2 C Swiss Cheese – grated
2.5 oz Fresh goat cheese
2 T Smoked paprika
1 C Wondra


Duck fat bread crumbs
Freshly sliced scallions


  1. Sweat the garlic and shallots gently over medium-low heat in a pot large enough to hold the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add the milk and cream to the pot and bring it up to a boil.
  3. Add the cheeses and paprika to the cream mixture and whisk until smooth.
  4. Sprinkle the Wondra into the cheese sauce and bring to a boil until thickened.
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and set aside until you are ready to use or add your favorite cooked pasta to the sauce and serve right away.

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