Cheese Recipes


Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Even if the recipe name sounds like a few rounds of word association, there’s nothing disjointed about the flavors in this ice cream. Fresh strawberries are mashed with sugar to draw out its nectar and folded with cheesecake ice cream. The rich custard base is blended with cream cheese and lightened with lemon zest and [...]

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Potato, Cheddar Cheese, and Chive Bread

Potato, Cheddar Cheese, and Chive Bread

If, in a cheese bread recipe, you were told to deeply cut into the proofed dough to allow the cheese to ooze out while baking, wouldn’t you be interested in seeing what happens? The potential for a crusty-smoky mess in the oven is high, but don’t let that keep you from trying this recipe out.
The [...]

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Croque Madame – Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Egg Sandwich

Croque Madame – Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Egg Sandwich

A Croque Madame is a grilled cheese and smoked ham sandwich topped with a sunny side up egg. I used Black Forest ham, Gruyère cheese, and whole wheat sourdough bread because I want to be known as That Guy who makes a mean sandwich.
Within minutes, this mini-sandwich was reduced to traces of errant crumbs and [...]

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Ensaimada – Filipino Cheese Brioche

Ensaimada – Filipino Cheese Brioche

Edam cheese is essential for making ensaimada. Filipinos know it best as queso de bola, bowling balls of cheesiness covered in a protective shell of red wax. These big-as-your-head cheese balls always made our dinner table during christmastime. We have this tradition of rounding up thirteen different types of spherical fruits to symbolize prosperity for [...]

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Whole Pumpkin Baked with Cream and Cheese

Whole Pumpkin Baked with Cream and Cheese

One thing that can go wrong with baked whole pumpkins is incinerating it into mush. Filled with cream and Gruyère cheese, you’ll know when the pumpkin is overcooked. It will likely collapse into a deflated mound of white and orange laced with strings of melted Gruyère. The semi-successful dish will still be delicious, as long [...]

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Brunost / Gjetost – Brown Cheese from Norway

Brunost / Gjetost – Brown Cheese from Norway

Finding this Norwegian brown cheese at the local cheesemonger means that I finally get to break 90% with the omnivore’s hundred list. Cue applause here. If you’ve been living under a foodblog-free rock the past month or so, you can find the original list at Very Good Taste. I’m probably only 1 of 3 people [...]

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Berries and Grilled Cheese Skewers

Berries and Grilled Cheese Skewers

The current object of my cheese obsession, the grill-worthy Finnish Juustoleipa, is quite enjoyable broiled until slightly charred but still firm and squeaky. Being a fresh cheese, it stays relatively mild even with the heating and can definitely use a bit of help to make it more interesting.
If there’s anything I learned from the entries [...]

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Juustoleipä – Finnish Bread Cheese

Juustoleipä – Finnish Bread Cheese

What do wine, beer, and cheese aficionados all have in common? They speak in a dialect I don’t quite understand. Whereas the aforementioned obsessives use colorful language to describe their indulgence of choice, my vocabulary is limited to “I like” and “…”
Here’s an example:
Yeasty notes. Citrus esters come out to play – more orange than [...]

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Rhubarb and Asparagus Top Chef Style

Rhubarb and Asparagus Top Chef Style

Leave it to Top Chefs to come up with interesting seasonal recipes using fresh produce from farmers’ markets. This pickled rhubarb and asparagus side dish is from Stephanie Izard, winner of Top Chef Chicago, but it’s nowhere to be found in Bravo TV’s collection of recipes from the show. It was posted in Green City [...]

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