This is for the die-hard cheese lovers! If it is too strong for your tastes, go with a mild or medium cheddar instead or substitute with your favorite cheese! We have sometimes added Swiss, Provolone, Pepper Jack and others to the recipe.
Of course, if you don’t have a wheat allergy or intolerance, you can use all-purpose flour and semolina macaroni in the same proportions as the recipe.
Fill a medium sized saucepan with water for cooking macaroni. Turn on heat to high. When it boils, add macaroni and cook according to package directions. Do NOT overcook the macaroni!
Meanwhile, begin cubing the cheese. Melt butter in a skillet. Add flour and stir to make a roux. Add 1 1/4 cups milk and stir, cooking on medium heat, to thicken. Add cheese cubes. Stir until melted and sauce is smooth. You can add a little extra milk if you think it is necessary. Combine the cheese and cooked macaroni. It may seem a little thin at first, but if you let it sit for 5 minutes, the macaroni will absorb a lot of the liquid and it will be a nice consistency.
Although spelt is actually a type of wheat flour, most people with wheat allergies can digest spelt with no problem. Obviously, you should not eat spelt if it is a problem for you.