What's more comforting than cheese? Try warm, crispy, gooey fried cheese.
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Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Honey
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From savory Greek-inspired tarts to sweet, honey-coated goat cheese balls, here are five amazing recipes that call for fried cheese.

1. Creamed Spinach with Fried Cheese Curds

Creamed Spinach with Fried Cheese Curds
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Chef Gavin Kaysen's decadent creamed spinach features delicious cheddar cheese curds.

2. Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Honey

Fried Goat Cheese Balls with Honey

These sweet-savory fritters are excellent either as an appetizer or a dessert.

3. Red Pepper and Onion Tarts with Dates and Fried Cheese

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Fried Kasseri cheese tops these savory Greek-influenced tarts.

4. Pan-Fried Scamorza with Arugula Salad and Two Pestos

Pan-Fried Scamorza with Arugula Salad and Two Pestos
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Pan-frying scamorza, a firm Itlalian cow's milk cheese, gives it an irresistible crust. Provolone would also work well.

5. Besh's Fried Goat Cheese and Frisée Salad

Fried Goat Cheese and Frisée Salad

Star chef Jon Besh's terrific salad combines fried goat cheese medallions with thin slices of country ham.