Select your cheese.
The trick is to use quality ingredients. For 8 ounces of pasta (about 4 servings), you'll need 8 ounces of shredded, crumbled, or cubed cheese. Talk with your Hy-Vee cheese specialist; sample different varieties; and put together your own signature combination.
Need some ideas? Consider different varieties and flavors of Cheddar, Fontina, Gouda, Havarti, and Swiss—they all melt great. Also try pairing smoked cheeses with mild-tasting varieties for balance and flavor. And if at all possible, try to avoid using fat-free cheeses since they just don’t melt as well.