When you look at all of the foodie bloggers out there, you'll realize that it's a pretty rad world we live in. They're always creating delicious recipes for us to enjoy. And we're grateful for that because, without those recipes, we'd have no idea what we were doing when it comes to cooking. They are true artisans, and one of their favorite mediums is cheese.
Round these parts, we are very lactose tolerant. Cheese can do whatever it wants, as far as we're concerned. It can do no wrong. It is a precious, pure substance that only wants to make food taste better for us. That is so sweet of cheese.
Cheese, are you listening, buddy? You're the best. Mean it. Here's to you, you dairy-licious collection of curds. Pay homage to cheese by making your way through this list of 25 recipes that every cheese lover should try.
25 Steak and Cheese Pie
Should you ever obtain a pie crust, some steak, and copious amounts of cheese, you'll be ready to make this recipe for a steak and cheese pie. Gosh, just saying it makes us drool.
24 Grilled Cheese Fries
There's nothing wrong with a plain old grilled cheese sandwich. But you could easily argue that a sandwich isn't enough like French fries. You now have the power to change that. Get the recipe for these grilled cheese fries here.
23 Broccoli, Cheese, and Potato Soup
When it's a rainy day, you have to have soup. We don't care which meal it is, so long as you get a big bowlful of something hearty and soothing. This broccoli, cheese, and potato soup hits every mark.
22 Loaded Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes
We can't sing the praises of potatoes enough. They're so versatile. Then again, so is cheese. Putting them together is a no-brainer. But don't go with the obvious cheese-stuffed baked potato—try this recipe for cheesy hasselback potatoes instead. Pretty soon, it'll be the only way you make your potatoes.
21 Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese
Guys, it's a cheesy pizza sandwich. It tastes like a Margherita pizza. What more do you want us to say?
20 Cheesy Shrimp and Grits Casserole
The next time you find yourself in The Big Easy, you should make it your endeavor to eat some authentic shrimp and grits. In the meantime, this cheesy shrimp and grits casserole will more than suffice.
19 Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños
Jalapeños and cheese belong together. Don't be one of those love killers who stands in the way of soulmates. Do whatever you can to bring those two lovebirds together. Start by making these cheese stuffed jalapeño peppers. Your taste buds will rejoice.
18 Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Oh, stuff it—specifically, stuff that raw chicken you took out for dinner tonight with a delectable confection of cheese. Roll it all up, wrap it in bacon, and you just made yourself one mouth-watering meal. Get the details here.
17 Cheese Stuffed Fried Pickles
Sorry, did you say fried pickles? Is cheese included? Oh, it is? Okay, good. We were a little worried. Not that fried pickles don't sound good, it's just that we feel better when cheese is involved.
16 Ham and Cheese Empanada
Whenever a crust of any kind is involved, we get excited. So you can imagine how psyched we were for these ham and cheese empanadas. The options are endless! You could stuff them with turkey and cheese, or beef and cheese, or cheese and cheese. All excellent choices.
15 Blackberry and Thyme Baked Cheese
This blackberry and thyme baked cheese is so refined. It looks so cultured (which is actually a pretty good cheese joke). It looks like it should be wearing a monocle and a bow tie, it's just so fancy. Your family and friends will be impressed to hear that you made it yourself.
14 Cheese Danish
Ooooh, yes! Yes, we'd love a cheese Danish. So good of you to offer to make us one!
13 Pimento Cheese Biscuits
Biscuits and pimento cheese—two southern favorites that will become your favorite when you make them. What are you waiting for? Don't you want to be happy?
12 Sharp White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Of course, macaroni and cheese had to make it into the lineup. It's a tried-and-true cheese dish that is well-loved by everyone. If you've never tried stirring some white cheddar in with those elbow noodles, you should put that at the top of your priority list. You won't be sorry.
11 Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
This caramel apple cream cheese recipe is the perfect appetizer for you to take to your next family gathering. You can spread it on crackers or apples—as the name suggests you should. Or, you could eat the whole thing with your fingers, who are we to judge you? It's delicious.
10 Bacon Cheddar Risotto
Bacon and cheese are an unstoppable combo in this risotto recipe. Make it for dinner tonight, and your family will talk about it for days. You'll probably get sick of hearing about it. But, you certainly won't get sick of tasting it.
9 Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Grilled Cheese
Turkey and cranberry is a unique flavor that usually only makes an appearance around holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Who decided that? That's a crappy decision, and we don't like it. We're going to make a whole bunch of these sandwiches in protest. Join us, won't you?
8 Mexican Cheese Ball
Here's a funny story: so we made you guys one of these Mexican cheese balls because we saw it and thought of you. We know how much you love cheese. But, um . . . we sort of, accidentally
on purpose ate the whole thing. Sorry about that. But, you'll be happy to know that it was every bit as good as it looks.
7 Garlic Cheese Bombs
Hey, let's take a ton of cheese and stuff it in this bread dough, so when it comes out of the oven it's all melted and irresistible. Sound good? Great. Get the recipe here.
6 Sloppy Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Sloppy Joes are just too sloppy. You use, like, a whole roll of paper towels in one sitting with those things. What they need is a couple of layers of cheese to hold their contents firmly and deliciously in place. These sloppy grilled cheese sandwiches are an excellent solution.
5 Cheesy Chili Dogs
What would game day be without some of these cheesy snacks? Lame day, that's what. Don't let your game day be lame day. Make these cheesy chili dogs. They're so good you might actually forget the game is on.
4 Baked Mozzarella Marinara Dip
There are pictures of views from the tops of mountains. There are pictures of breathtaking landscapes. But none of them compare to the awesome presence of this baked mozzarella marinara dip. It really makes you stop and think . . . about cheese.
3 Three-Cheese Pizza
It's not delivery, it's
DiGiorno this three-cheese pizza recipe. It's got three cheeses. That's three separate kinds of cheese. Yep, that's a lot of cheese. Isn't it pretty? It's got three cheeses, you know.
2 Olive Cheese Bread
What happens when cheese and olives accidentally fall onto your perfectly good loaf of French bread, which had previously been sliced lengthwise? You go with it! Throw that sucker in the oven and get ready to eat one of the best appetizers you'll ever make.
1 Cheddar Cheese Soup with Bread Bowl
Wow, tempting much? How the hell are we supposed to resist this? They use the cheese soup part to lure you in, then they finish you off with the bread bowl. You can't say no to that. We already tried *wipes cheese-covered mouth on sleeve.*