Cheesy recipes for cheese lovers.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 30, 2017
Wine and Cheese Pairings
Credit: © Christina Holmes

Here’s proof of how much we, as a country, adore cheese: Not only does cheese have its own national holiday (June 4), but the people who love it get their own day too—today.

1. Beer-and-Cheddar Soup

Beer-and-Cheddar Soup
Credit: © Con Poulos

It’s hard to go wrong with this soup. It’s extra-rich, with a meaty kick from smoky bacon.

2. Pimento-Cheese-and-Tomato Pie

Pimento-Cheese-and-Tomato Pie

This luscious, quiche-like pie is a mash-up of two Southern favorites—tangy pimento cheese and silky tomato pie.

3. Inside-Out Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches

Inside-Out Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches

The best way to improve on a great grilled cheese is to sprinkle some cheese on the outside of the bread. It creates a super-crisp, cheesy crust.

4. Macaroni and Many Cheeses

Macaroni and Many Cheeses
Credit: © James Baigrie

This recipe can be made with any semihard cheese but is particularly good with an international blend of French Mimolette, aged Dutch Gouda and American Vella dry Jack. A fine layer of Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano forms a crisp topping.

5. Three-Cheese Fondue with Pickles

Three-Cheese Fondue with Pickles

To make an especially rich and creamy fondue, add Brie to a mix of Swiss cheeses.

6. Camembert Baked in the Box

Camembert Baked in the Box

This tender, melty cheese bakes in its box to keep it from collapsing.

7. Smoked Gouda and Cheddar Quinoa Quesadillas

Smoked Gouda and Cheddar Quinoa Quesadillas

Smoky gouda, savory cheddar and hearty quinoa make for an unexpectedly amazing quesadilla filling.

8. Pimento Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheese Grits

In this luxe side dish, Bobby Flay folds the classic ingredients of pimento cheese (cheddar cheese, cream cheese and roasted peppers) into warm, creamy grits.

9. Broccoli Cheese Dunk

Broccoli Cheese Dunk

Gooey and luscious, this addictive starter is like a deconstructed broccoli quesadilla.