All the Cheesy Goodness for a Cheesy Valentine’s Dinner
The bustling madness of a packed restaurant on Valentine’s Day can easily kill the romantic ambience you were hoping for, so why not create your perfect, cheesy Valentine’s Day dinner yourself? Get cheesy and hopelessly romantic in the comfort of your own home. Win some serious brownie points and wow your date with a 3-course meal. If it involves cheese, it can’t be wrong…
If you’re going to treat your significant other to a romantic dinner at home, you might as well do the whole shebang – starting with the starter, of course.
Creamed Ricotta with Chunky Pea Pesto and Cheddar Crackers
Pro-tip for the first date: break the silence with happy crunching of yummy cheddar crackers.
Chevin and Cream Cheese Truffles with Melba Toast
These little cream cheese truffles are simple, yet impressive, canapés. These are seriously easy to make and pack a punch of flavour.
Herby Cheese and Bacon Straws
Crunchy bacon and cheese pastry sticks will never not be a good idea.
Rich Red Onion Soup with Gruyére Sticks
Warm up the vibe with this rich and flavour-filled soup with that satisfying crunch of the cheesy Gruyére sticks.
Kassler and Parmesan Cheese Croquettes
Yummy deep-fried parmesan croquettes with crispy, fragrant pork pieces. Who wouldn’t love those!
Cheesy Spanish Croquetas
These deep-fried bundles of cheese and ham with roasted garlic aioli will woo anyone. The trick is that if you both eat them, you won’t smell the garlic!
Romantic Cheesy Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two
The sharing of food is the epitome of love… but, you wouldn’t share your delicious cheesy goodness with just anyone, would you? We definitely wouldn’t; you’ve got to be something special to get a bite of our food…
Mini Fennel Fondue
Deep-fried fennel bulbs dunked in melted Crottin punnets make for the perfect cheesy and romantic starter for two.
Beer and Cheese Fondue
Beer and cheese – the perfect combination. Drink it and dunk it, need we say more?
Easy Wholewheat Prosciutto and Cheese Pizzas
Use wraps as a pizza-bases for quick and easy, cheesy circles of goodness to share.
Easy Cheesy Heart Pizza with a No-Knead Dough Base
Win their heart over with this oh-so-cheesy heart pizza for a proper cheesy Valentine’s Day dinner. Nothing says I love you like a heart-shaped cheesy pizza!
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
If your plan for Valentine’s Day is to Netflix-and-chill, then this four-cheese grilled sarmie with bacon bits (by Beer Country) will be the perfect dinner idea. Although we love the flavour that a braai imparts to a sarmie, you can also do it in the pan. No one will be disappointed with this bad boy, especially for a cheesy Valentine’s Day.
Beer Bread with Grilled Mozzarella and Herb Oil
An easy beer bread that requires very little effort. Delicious when used to mop up grilled cheese with chilli-flavoured avocado oil.
Cheesy Mains to Eat Your Heart Out
Like they always say, the way to the heart is through the stomach.
Bacon, Spinach and Gruyére ‘Bread Pudding’
This delicious bread pudding bake is bursting with flavour, comfort and cheese – mmm. Keep it simple but yum.
Luxurious Chicken Lasagne in a Flash
Win over hearts with this creamy chicken lasagna.
Spinach, Mushroom and Ricotta Cannelloni
If your date isn’t desperately in love with you after this cheesy cannelloni dish… then we’re sorry, there’s probably no hope.
Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelised Leeks
Classic Mac & Cheese with a little extra for that someone special. A hug in a bowl basically.
Spinach, Ricotta and Tomato-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Crunchy Cheese Topping
Pro-tip for this Mediterranean-inspired dish: don’t skimp on the cheese! It’s a cheesy Valentine’s Day after all.
Cream Cheese and Olive Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Puttanesca Sauce
Give plain chicken breasts a makeover with a creamy filling and a punchy Italian sauce.
Dessert – The Cherry On Top of a Cheesy Valentine’s Day Dinner
End off your romantic, cheesy evening on the sweetest of notes – don’t forget the cheese.
Chocolate Cheesecake in a Jar
Made with love – these will be the perfect little jars to end off your V-day dinner.
Classic New York Style Cheesecake
Pro-tip: Cheesecake is always the answer. This classic cheesecake is light, fluffy and delicious!
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas for your loved ones, check out this list of budget-friendly things to do in Cape Town for Valentine’s Day.
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