What’s not to love about cheese? It’s creamy and delicious. Plus, it’s versatile; sweet or savory, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, cheese just always works. With hundreds of different varieties of cheese to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to choose a favorite. That said, if you crave cheese, here are eight deliciously cheesy ideas for adding more of it to your diet:
If the very word has your mouthwatering, we totally understand. Fondue is a cheese lover’s paradise. A traditional fondue involves melted provolone and gruyere, a splash of white wine, and a pinch of nutmeg. Dip whatever you like; crisp apples and crusty bread are favorites.
An Italian Caprese salad features the colors of the Italian flag: bright red tomatoes, fresh green basil, and creamy white mozzarella cheese. Drizzle it all with olive oil and a rich balsamic vinegar. For a fun twist on this classic, use the best mozzarella sticks for the cheese.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a weeknight menu mainstay. Be creative. Try different varieties of cheese paired with different slices of bread. We love sharp cheddar, sourdough, and just a hint of fresh strawberry jam.
More melted cheese? Yes, yes, yes. Bake a round of brie in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. Drizzle the top with a bit of honey and serve with baguettes, crackers, figs, and red pepper jelly.
Mac and Cheese
Anyone can make mac and cheese from a box. But there are so many other options out there. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can try different cheeses to find a flavor combination you love. You can also add indulgent extras such as crab, lobster, or shrimp to take your cheesy meal to the next level.
Cheese dips are a crowd favorite. The possibilities are really endless. Whether your menu calls for spicy queso or a bubbly combination of mozzarella, cream cheese, and pepperoni, cheese always gets to be the star of the show.
Biscuits, Muffins, and More
Cheddar and chive biscuits, cheesy pull-apart monkey breads, and cream cheese muffins are tasty accompaniments to any meal. Adding cheese makes yeast and quick bread something special.
Cheese for dessert? Yes, please. From a standard cheesecake to fancier versions made with ingredients like premium chocolates, raspberries, and mascarpone, one thing’s for sure: everyone loves cheesecake.
More Cheese, Please
Cheese is a family favorite. No matter how you serve it, cheese is guaranteed to please every palate at your weekly table. Add some to your menu this week.