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Deluxe Mac&Cheese Kits that are as good as homemade. Our recipe creates an authentic bechamel-cheese sauce & includes a crouton topping
Deluxe Mac&Cheese Kits that are as good as homemade. Our recipe creates an authentic bechamel-cheese sauce & includes a crouton topping
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Mac & Son is a store-bought Mac & Cheese that rivals homemade. We use an authentic Mac & Cheese recipe with a béchamel (white sauce) base. Just, add your own milk, butter & heat to make a rich, creamy sauce – just like homemade. No cornstarch. No artificial thickeners. No oil-based products. We use better cheese, a better sauce with a real roux & better ridged pasta . We even include a crouton-crumble topping to add a pleasant crunch. 

Mac & Son is Mac & Cheese made better. 

I came-up with the idea for Mac & Son while I was making a typical store-bought Mac & Cheese for my young son.

I looked at what I was making and asked myself…

Why does Mac & Cheese from a package look & taste so much less appealing than the Mac & Cheese I can make from scratch or order from restaurant?

After looking at the ingredients list & doing a little research, the answer was apparent…there’s no recipe. There's nothing in the mix that will create a proper sauce. It’s just a box of industrial ingredients, no matter what brand you use. 

Our approach is different. We start with an authentic recipe for great Mac & Cheese and found a way to make it easy to store & prepare at home.

We are starting with three deluxe flavors:

  • Classic Cheddar with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping 
  • Parmesan Cream with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping 
  • White Cheddar with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping

In the near future we are looking at adding a variety of other chef inspired flavors like:

  • Swiss & Mushroom with Garlic & Butter Crouton Topping 
  • Cheddar, Onion & Bacon with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping
  • Swiss & French Onion with Garlic & Butter Crouton Topping 
  • And more…

If you’d like to experience a better Mac & Cheese – please pledge for Mac & Son and we’ll happily send you a sample of what we can do. The money you pledge will help us scale-up our production with a more automated packaging system.

Thanks for your support
Chris McMurray
Mac & Son 

Risks and challenges

Our main focus for improvement is production scale. We are already producing small batches out of a well equipped commercial startup kitchen in Brooklyn. We have finished our recipe & secured access to top quality ingredients suppliers. We also have commitments to sell from some great retailers in New York, including a few notable cheese stores.

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    • Mac & Son - Chalkstripe Apron
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