REVIEW: Mac & Cheese Hosted by Boursin Debuts an Incredible Plant-Based Mac and More at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020

If you love macaroni and cheese, then you’re in the right place. Mac & Cheese Hosted by Boursin® Cheese is making its debut at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, beginning July 15th, 2020. This booth has four different mac and cheese dishes, along with a beer and two wines.

The World Showplace Marketplaces feature a virtual queue for guest entry. Find out more about the process here!

Menu for Mac & Cheese at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • 🆕 Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Herbed Panko – $4.50
  • 🆕 Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles – $5.50
  • 🆕 Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko – $6.50
  • 🆕 Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers (Plant-Based) – $5.50

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

The Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone previously appeared at Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market at the 2020 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, while both wines appeared at Active Eats at the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Offerings from Mac & Cheese at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Photos of Menu Items from Mac & Cheese at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko – $4.50

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko – $4.50

Like all of the mac & cheese offerings here, we were impressed with the large portion size. Taste-wise, we thought it was just fine. It didn’t really have the goat cheese taste that Boursin usually offers.

Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese topped with Herbed Panko – $4.50

In the end, it’s just a plain macaroni and cheese. It’s good, and probably a decent option for picky eaters, but it’s just plain.

*NEW* Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles – $5.50

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles – $5.50

This one wasn’t bad, but it was far from the best buffalo chicken mac and cheese we’ve had on Walt Disney World property.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce topped with Carrots, Celery, and Blue Cheese Crumbles – $5.50

Ultimately, it was mediocre. The sauce was runnier than the rest of the offerings at this Marketplace. You can probably find better options here.

*NEW* Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko – $6.50

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko – $6.50

This offering proved polarizing; one member of our team liked it, but no one else did.

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko – $6.50

We found it to have an extremely fishy taste, which is not what we want in a lobster dish. The lobster was also rubbery, which threw off the texture.

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce and Lobster Cream topped with Herbed Panko – $6.50

This one isn’t worth your time or money.

*NEW* Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers – $5.50

Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers – $5.50

This was far and away the best offering here. It’s an absolute standout.

Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers – $5.50

The plant-based Italian sausage is excellent. It’s spicy without being too hot. If the signage hadn’t told us, we would’ve never known it was plant-based.

Macaroni and Cheese with House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers – $5.50

The macaroni and cheese has a very good consistency. This one’s a winner!

*NEW* Stiegl Brewery Radler Zitrone, Salzburg, Austria (2.0% ABV) – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

Stiegl Brewery describes their beer as “Best Stiegl-Goldbräu blended with lemonade made with real lemon juice” with “a sparkling, invigorating taste” and “delicate hints of citrus and [a] fresh aroma.”

*NEW* L’Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Columbia Valley, WA ($15/bottle) – $6.00

From L’Ecole: “This fresh and vibrant Chenin Blanc shows highly expressive aromatics of citrus blossom, passion fruit, slate and stone fruit with flavors of yellow apple on a crisp mineral finish.”

*NEW* Evolution by Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR ($20/bottle) – $5.00

From Sokol Blosser: “This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of bright red and jammy fruit characteristics, pie cherry and a hint of toasty oak. In the nose, this food friendly pinot noir expresses notes of chocolate covered cherries, rose petal, and a hint of baking spice. The mouthfeel is round and rich at first sip with some good tannins which soften with acidity in its long finish.”

Location of Mac & Cheese at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Mac & Cheese is located inside World Showplace, between the Canada and United Kingdom Pavilions. A virtual queue is in place to experience this Marketplace.

If your mouth is watering after those reviews, then you’ll want to check out the Mac & Cheese booth. Which dish are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments below!

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