Snow days are mostly about the food.

February 09, 2017

From gooey grilled cheese to over-the-top fries, here are 11 cheese-packed recipes to make when it's snowy out.

1. Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Muenster, Swiss, cheddar and a touch of cream cheese star in this luscious mac and cheese.

2. Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches with Tapenade

What's the secret to this gooey grilled cheese? A good melting cheese like Mahòn.

3. Bacon, Cheese and Scrambled Egg Sandwiches with Hollondaise

These warm, melty, open-face sandwiches are sure to win over Dad.

 JOHN KERNICK

This decadent take on eggs Benedict is made with shredded Gruyère cheese and thick slices of Canadian bacon.

4. Whiskey-Cheese Fondue

Whiskey adds an extra kick to this terrific cheddar-and-Jack cheese fondue.

5. Easy Cheese Lasagna

This classic dish is even better reheated the next day.

6. Pimento Cheese Fries

For over-the-top fries, chef Jonathan Sawyer broils them with a tequila-spiked pimento cheese topping.

7. Époisses Grilled Cheese and Pepper Jelly Sandwiches

Upgrade the classic grilled cheese with Époisses, a pungent French cow-milk cheese.

8. Cheddar-Cheese Grits with Spicy Black Beans

This quick, hearty dish combines Southern and Southwestern ingredients.

9. Three-Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Pimentos

 © Rick Poon

Fontina, Roquefort and Parmesan make the ultimate cheesy trio for this delicious pizza.

10. Mortadella and Cheese Panini

Robiola Bosina or ricotta work for this gooey, melted sandwich.

11. Oregon Tuna Melts

Tommy Habetz's incredible sandwiches have the ideal tuna-to-cheese ratio.