Why does mac-n-cheese not taste cheesy after you reheat it?

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Why does mac-n-cheese not taste cheesy after you reheat it?

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Thats entirely based on how you made the mac n cheese and what cheese was used. If you are using the powdered kind, grate some real cheese into the bowl becore reheating.

So macaroni and cheese changes when it gets cold in a few different ways. The oils in the cheese sauce get cold and harden up and separate, while the macaroni continue to absorb more water. Some water is also lost if it isnt in an air tight container. This turns what is left into a starchy and oily mess. You can reheat it better by adding in a bit of milk, this replaces the water that was lost and helps the oil get mixed back in better! But it still loses a bit of flavor, that I don’t know exactly why. I just add a bit more cheese and some salt! Almost good as fresh.