Richard Blais’s supersimple cheese crisps (featured in this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips) take just 30 seconds to make. Sadly, not all deliciously cheesy snacks can be so quick—but they don’t have to take forever. Here, eight speedy, 30-minute, cheese-packed snacks.
1. Creamy Cheese and Green Herb Spread
This fresh cheese spread, called cervelle de canut, is a specialty of Lyon, France; the name means "silk worker's brain."
2. Provoleta with Oregano and Tomatoes
According to chef and grill genius Francis Mallmann, the success of this incredibly simple dish—provolone seared in a cast-iron skillet until crisp, browned and melty—depends on the quality of the cheese itself. "You want a sharp, mature cheese that's about eight or nine months old," he says.