Cheese Lovers Unite with 7 Recipes for National Cheese Day

A spread of freshly sliced cheese and fresh fruit on a cutting board. Photo by Lindsay Moe on Unsplash

Cheese Lovers Unite with 7 Recipes for National Cheese Day

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Cheese Lovers Unite with 7 Recipes for National Cheese Day

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It’s National Cheese Day, do you know where your Cheddar is?

There’s no doubt that cheese, in its many varieties, is one of the most popular foods across the world. Different nations and regions provide us with a multitude of options whether cheese is an ingredient, used to top salads, potatoes or other sides and entrees, or the main event itself.

Just The Facts

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the most popular cheese recipe in America? Macaroni and cheese, of course! A normal Cheddar wheel of cheese weighs between 60-75 pounds, and there are more than 2,000 varieties. You can find a list of types at Cheese.com.

You can also find a comprehensive list of cheese serving and storage tips on the IFDA website.

Cheese Recipes For Cheese Lovers

Savory Dutch Baby Pancakes with Ham, Egg and Cheese

Savory Dutch Baby with Eggs and Cheese.

Savory Dutch Baby with Eggs and Cheese. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

These savory Dutch pancakes puff up golden and eggy just like the traditional sweet Dutch babies; however, these are filled with all of your favorite savory flavors like fresh herbs, ham, eggs, and cheese. Recipe here.

Grilled Pimento Cheese BLT

Nothing speaks comfort food like a grilled cheese sandwich with a twist. This version, created by the chefs of The Food Channel featured pimento, Tobasco and sharp cheddar cheese.

Pimento Grilled Cheese BLT. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

This delicious recipe mash-up pairs the comfort food appeal of a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with a classic BLT. For easy sandwich prep, the pimento cheese spread can be made ahead and held refrigerated for 1 week.

John’s Spicy Sausage Cheese Dip

Spicy cheese dip made with sausage, perfect for dipping chips. The recipe comes from Martina McBride's latest cookbook, Martina's Kitchen Mix.

Spicy Cheese Dip. Photo: Oxmoor House: Martina’s Memorable Feast: Johns Sausage Cheese Dip. Photography: Caitlin Bensel,Food Styling: Tina Stamos, Prop Styling: Cindy Barr. Oxmoor House.

This recipe is from one of my favorite country-music icons, Martina McBride. John’s Spicy Sausage Cheese Dip is an homage to her husband and it’s absolutely perfect for game day or anytime you’re entertaining friends. This is from Martina’s Kitchen Mix, ©2018 by Oxmoor House.

Crescent’s Extra Moist Cheese and Black Pepper Cornbread

Black-eye peas, cornbread and collard greens.

Black-eye peas, cornbread and collard greens. Photo credit: Mark Boughton for Relish magazine.

This recipe is shared by the incomparable Crescent Dragonwagon, who for many years, owned the famous Dairy Hollow House in Arkansas that she ran with her late husband Ned Shank. This delicious cornbread recipe, which includes cheese in the batter, as well as being used as a topping, is just one of the delights you’ll find on her blog.

Grape and Goat Cheese Crostinis

Grape and Goat Cheese Crostinis.

Grape and Goat Cheese Crostinis. Photo: California Table Grape Commission.

If you’re looking for a recipe for fresh, simple and delicious crostinis, these Grape and Goat Cheese Crostinis are  just the ticket. Not too many ingredients, and so, so simple to make. Thanks to our friends at the California Table Grape Commission.

Quinoa Indian Mac and Cheese

From the Quinoa Mac and Cheese cookbook: "Enjoy this savory, Indian-style Mac and Cheese with grass-fed lamb kabobs, cucumbers with yogurt, and deliciously grilled turmeric cauliflower. Namast-asty!"

Indian Mac and Cheese from Vibrantly Delicious.

From the Quinoa Mac and Cheese Cookbook. Enjoy this recipe for savory, Indian-style Mac and Cheese with grass-fed lamb kabobs, cucumbers with yogurt, and deliciously grilled turmeric cauliflower. This recipe uses Andean Dream Royal Quinoa Pasta, which is gluten- and corn-free.

Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is an indulgent Bacon & Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Breakfast will never be boring again!

Bacon Grilled Cheese by Roni Proter.

Who said breakfast has to be basic? This recipe for a breakfast grilled cheese sandwich is from Guest Chef Roni Proter. You can watch her how-to video here.

Say Cheese!

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