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12 Surprisingly Delicious Ways To Cook With Cheese

These are some ~grate~ ideas!

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1. Grill soft rined cheeses like Brie and Camembert to make a warm and melted appetizer.

Grilling gives them a smoky flavor and melted center, while the soft rind prevents them from oozing all over the grill. Get the recipe here.

2. Or grill non-melting cheeses for a quick main course.

Cheeses such as halloumi, panela, and some provolones can be grilled without turning into a melted mess (even without the protection of a rind). Get the recipe for this grilled halloumi sandwich here.

3. Make aligot (aka the cheesiest mashed potatoes you can imagine).

This classic French dish is unlike any mashed potatoes you've ever had. Imagine a hybrid of mashed potatoes and pure melted cheese... that's aligot. Get the recipe here.

4. Bake it into cheese crisps.

These seedy crisps are made by baking shredded Gruyère and Asiago with a variety of nuts and seeds, but the technique can be used with most shredded cheeses. Get the recipe here.

5. Pan-fry it and serve it with lemon (aka saganaki).

This classic Greek dish quickly fries cheese for a crispy outside and melted center. Serve it with fresh lemon to cut the richness and you won't be disappointed. Get the recipe here.

6. Transform mozzarella balls into crispy one-bite appetizers.

This recipe fries baby mozzarella balls in a coating of panko bread crumbs to transform them into the perfect bar snack. Get the recipe here.

7. Add a ton of flavor to soft cheeses by marinating them in olive oil and spices.

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Take cheeses such as chèvre and Feta to the next level by marinating them in olive oil infused with your favorite spices. Get the recipe here.

8. Bake it and top with fresh fruit and honey for the perfect appetizer or dessert.

Baking Brie transforms the delicate cheese into a warm and melted masterpiece. Top it with fresh berries, honey, and candied nuts for the perfect appetizer or dessert. Get the recipe here.

9. Extra Parmesan rinds? Make Parmesan broth!

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Adding a few Parmesan rinds to simmering broth gives it a rich savoriness, perfect for soups, risotto, or pasta sauc. Get the recipe here.

10. Waffle it.

This recipe cooks breaded cheese slices in a waffle iron to create a crispy, melted snack perfect for dipping in marinara. Get the recipe here.

11. Use cream cheese to make your scrambled eggs moist and fluffy.

This recipe uses a secret ingredient (you guessed it, cream cheese) to make scrambled eggs super moist and fluffy. Get the recipe here.

12. Transform ricotta into fluffy gnocchi with eggs and flour.

Mixing ricotta with flour and eggs creates the perfect dough for creating light-as-air gnocchi (no potatoes needed). Get the recipe here.

So there you have it! Time to eat cheese for every meal.


Grab a wheel and get shredding!