The best wine to pair with macaroni cheese, or macaroni and cheese as our friends across the pond have it, depends how fancy - and how cheesy - your mac and cheese is.
With a homely old-fashioned recipe you might just want a simple glass of white (in general I prefer white to red) whereas with one made with a fine strong artisan cheddar or with lashings of cream and lobster you might go for something more extravagant.
Here are my top seven picks.
Probably the safest bet whichever recipe you’re looking at. A light unoaked chardonnay for a simple creamy macaroni cheese, a posh white burgundy if you’re eating a more extravagant one with lobster. Smooth dry Chenin Blanc works on a similar basis.
Counter-intuitive but good - like crunching into a refreshing apple with your cheese. Here's why.
Not my usual go-to but great with this crab macaroni cheese from my friend Fiona Sims Boat cookbook.
Macaroni cheese is also often served as a side in a steakhouse but I'd still match the steak rather than the mac'n'cheese