The Best Cheese Recipes to Make Right Now
Toasties, pasta, lasagne, fondue, arancini… these dishes would be nothing without cheese. We show our appreciation to this wonderful dairy product with our ultimate round up of the best cheese recipes to make right now.
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
When you think of the best cheese recipes, what is more iconic than the toasted cheese sandwich? Not much really. It’s cheese in one of its simplest and most delicious forms.
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Take grilled cheese to the next level with this recipe. It uses 4 different kinds of cheese, each with its own unique flavour, giving you an out of this world multi-dimensional toastie. Think smokey, nutty and gooey all in one bite!
Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches
When it comes to toasties, go big or go home. This recipe coats the bread in crumbs and then fried to crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside heaven.
The Ultimate Braai Broodjies
Braai Broodjie, South Africa’s smoky take on the toasted cheese!
Aubergine Braai Broodjies
Just because you can’t eat bread doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy toasties. This recipe is a great alternative for banters.
Boerewors, Chutney & Cheese Braaibroodjies
We’ve decided that possibly one of the most delicious things you can put on a toastie is in fact, a piece of boerie! We made these banging toasted sarmies complete with gooey cheese, boerewors and chutney for a little sweet zing. They are so good they’ll make you weep.
Cheesy Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato Salsa
Not quite a toasted sarmie but as close as you’ll get to a Mexican version. Melty cheese, roasty tomato salsa and charred corn, all tucked between two toasted tortillas. Yup, that’ll do it.
Pan-fried Toasted Cheese on Sourdough
Pan frying is one of the best ways to make a toasted sarmie. It melts the cheese slowly and the bread becomes slowly toasted and golden.
Trust the French to take a simple toasted cheese and turn it into a gourmet meal! This recipe uses camembert and pairs perfectly with a ham of your choice.
Cheesy Pasta Dishes
What is pasta without cheese? We can’t even bear to go there… these recipes bring carbs and cheese together as one.
A bed made from sheets of pasta sitting in a gooey cheese sauce, we could die!
Macaroni & Cheese with Caramelized Leeks
This cheesy childhood classic gets an adult make-over with leeks, giving it extra richness for the ultimate comfort meal.
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Fear not banters, cauliflower makes for a great carb substitute.
Pea & Pancetta Risotto
A creamy dish full of the sweetness of peas and with a bite of crisp, salty pancetta.
8Pear & Gorgonzola Gnocchi
A devilishly creamy pasta dish will have you question “what is dessert and what is real food?”.
Gnudi are very similar to gnocchi, although are made with ricotta cheese instead of potato. The sage beurre noisette adds a classic richness to this dish.
Another Italian classic made great by cheese, these are our easy cheese pizza variations.
No-Knead Pizza with Mozzarella & Prosciutto
Shout out to bread king, Jim Lahey, for making pizza at home so much better with his no-knead dough method. Try it, it will change your pizza life!
Easy Cheesy Pizza Heart
Cue… “Take another ‘lil piece of my heart now, baby!” Nothing says I Love You more than homemade heart-shaped pizza!
This recipe sneakily uses wraps as the base for a quick and easy prosciutto and cheese pizza.
A buttery flaky pastry topped with melted mozzarella and tomato.
ONION, OLIVE AND GOAT’S CHEESE TART
A deliciously cheesy and savoury tart that is easy to make, and even easier to eat.
SAVOURY BLUE CHEESE CHEESECAKE
What can you say about this masterpiece? Too much, but we’ll just say that this is one of the most delicious cheesy treats you’ll have in a while.
Try these recipes for great snack ideas. Ideal with a glass of vino.
Halloumi is already pretty high in our estimation of cheese – wrap it in fine, crispy pastry and deep fry… well, it just doesn’t get much better than that.
Chevin & Cream Cheese Truffles
These bite-sized balls are the perfect accompaniment to a great glass of wine.
These are a great way of using up leftover risotto, assuming, of course, it wasn’t all eaten.
Deep-fried bundles of joy! We mean cheese… same same.
An easy cheesy starter that will leave guests impressed.
Gruyere & Mushroom Stuffed Potato Skins
Hollowed out crispy potato skins stuffed with cheese, mushroom and potato.
Fondou with us
The classic Swiss style dish is perfect for a retro dinner party.
Mini Fennel Fondue
Not your traditional take on the fondue, these are perfect for dinner party starters.
Beer & Cheese Fondue
When we think best cheese recipes, we think fondue and dunking crispy bread into pots of edible gold.
Baked Camembert with Roasted Figs & Hot Honey
This camembert dish is the perfect dinner party starter; bake ’til gooey, top with roasted figs, crunchy nuts and hot honey drizzle and enjoy
Whipped Feta Dip with Green Olive Salsa Verde
Say hello to your new fav party dish. This creamy cheese combo is delish smothered on toasted baguette and topped with a zesty green olive salsa.
If you don’t consider yourself a sweet tooth, try a cheese based end to your meal instead. The subtleness of cheese is great for balancing out the sweetness.
White Chocolate & Salted Caramel Cheesecake
This is next level indulgence… try and stop yourself from having just one slice!
Berry Cheesecake Bars
As pretty as a picture and even better to eat! We love these cheesecake bars to bits.
Blueberry & Cream Cheese Danish
Light, flaky and buttery pastry filled with cream cheese and fresh blueberries, this is truly a melt in your mouth pastry.
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Fold-Over Pie
These sweet dessert mini pies will be a hit at any party!
New York Style Cheesecake
Cheesecake is a classic and an NY-style one is beautiful in its simplicity. This is one of our go-to favourites for any occasion. It’s really easy to make and comes out perfectly every time.
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
Not only do these look amazing, they are addictive to any who lay eyes on them.
Learn how to make your own cream cheese!
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