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Gourmet Orecchiette and Cheese with Truffle Oil and an Herb-Cheese Crust
450 g (1 lb) cooked orecchiette pasta
25 mL (1 1/2 tbsp) Dairyland unsalted butter
40 mL (2 1/2 tbsp) all-purpose flour
45 mL (3 tbsp) white wine
115 g (1/4 lb) Armstrong old cheddar cheese, grated
120 g (4 oz) Saputo Parmesan cheese, grated
10 mL (2 tsp) italian parsley, chopped
3 mL (1/2 tsp) basil and/or thyme, chopped
100 g (3 1/2 oz) fresh bread crumbs
to taste: salt and freshly ground pepper
In a generous pot of boiling salted water, cook the orecchiette al dente, according to package directions.
In a large saucepan or pot, heat the butter and briefly sauté the bacon. Add the onion and leek and continue to sauté until translucent.
Add the flour to the pan and whisk to combine. Add the white wine and whisk for 30 seconds, then add the milk and cream. Bring to a boil and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan occasionally to make sure the sauce doesn’t stick.
Add the Cheddar cheese and 90 g (3 oz) of the grated Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine, taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings as necessary, then add the truffle oil.
Toss the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce and spoon into a large ovenproof serving dish or several individual dishes.
In a small bowl combine the remaining Parmesan cheese, chopped Italian parsley, chopped basil and/or thyme, and fresh bread crumbs.
Top the pasta dish with this mixture and place under the broiler for 1–2 minutes until nicely browned.
Serve with an arugula salad and a fresh tomato ragout.