From Easy Appetizers To Fondue: 15 Delicious Recipes For Cheese Freaks
Whether it's baked Camembert, delicious fondue, or some tasty hors d'oeuvres, many of us can't resist getting our fill of cheese as often as we can. For some, their love for the yellow stuff could almost be classified as an addiction! So to avoid getting into a routine of preparing the same old meals, we've put together a compilation of our best cheese-based recipes and snacks.
1. Potato Fondue in Bread
If anyone needed an excuse to eat more cheese, fondue is the answer to your prayers. The only drawback is the special equipment the traditional Swiss recipe usually requires. But in this case, no fondue set necessary. And better yet, with a bowl as crispy and tempting as this one, there's no clean up afterwards! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
2. Bread Pot Fondue with Hot Dogs
Sometimes it's the simple memories that we treasure the most: bread, cheese, hotdogs... Well the ingredients may be the same, but with a few fancy cooking tricks, we guarantee any party of sensible adults will soon be delighting in this classic fare all over again. And feeling rather sophisticated about it at the same time. After all, it's a fondue! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
3. Three Cheese Bread
- 1 loaf of bread
- 7 oz camembert
- 7 oz raclette cheese
- 7 oz red smear cheese
- 1 diced, fried onion
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 3½ oz diced, fried bacon
- 3½ fl oz olive oil
- 1¾ oz chopped parsley
- 1 garlic clove
- 1¾ oz grated parmesan
- Cut three rectangular troughs into the bread and hollow them out. Cut the bread you removed into thin strips and place them to the side.
- Cut the three different types of cheese into strips. Now fill the troughs with a different type of cheese. Add the fired onion to the raclette cheese. The rosemary goes with the red smear cheese. Sprinkle the bacon onto the camembert.
- Next, mix the olive oil with the parsley, garlic, and parmesan.
- Transfer the filled bread to a baking tray. Place the strips of bread next to it and pour the olive oil mixture on top. Bake the bread at 325°F for 30 minutes.
4. Baked Camembert Pastry
They say that good things come in small packages and in this case, when the package is a buttery, flaky, croissant-like pastry, we're already sold! But since this is a time for indulgence, it doesn't stop there. Inside this baked treasure is a gooey, warm surprise that will liven up even the least festive of parties. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
5. Giant Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms may not have the best culinary reputation, but we hope the skeptics among you will give them second chance after checking out this recipe. As with any food, it's all about the preparation: those of you who are used to a gray-colored, slimy mush are in for a pleasant surprise, because our recipe combines the wonderfully dense meatiness of the mushroom with a delicious creamy filling. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
6. Potato Volcano
Whether baked, boiled, or fried, potatoes are an indisputable favorite among many people around the world. You will be happy to hear that now there is yet another variant of the beloved vegetable: the volcano potato! After it bubbles up in your oven, it will have a disastrously delicious effect on your taste buds! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
7. Pizza Fondue in Bread
Unless you're not a fan of cheese, pizza and fondue are simply unbeatable dishes when your stomach starts a-grumbling. So why not combine the two to create the ultimate cheesy dinnertime treat? It's great for sharing, too! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
8. Carbonara Casserole with Camembert
Urban legend tells us that American soldiers and their ready supply of bacon and eggs gave rise to today's staple carbonara during the allied occupation of Rome in WWII. There's only one extra thing that could make this casserole recipe even better, and that's lots and lots of cheese. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
9. Four Cheese Sharing Platter
Breathe new life into granny's secret recipe for super crunchy croquettes and add a new ingredient or two while you're at it! For the croquettes, we recommend using mozzarella, gouda, parmesan, and Swiss cheese. Now you just need a first-class dip, with a rather unusual main ingredient: cola. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
10. Camembert Snacks
Camembert comes from the village of the same name in Normandy, France, and as the story goes, it was first created by a farmer in 1791. It's a soft cheese with a very unique flavor and strong smell, and can be eaten just as it is or baked in the oven. But we've decided to take things a step further and create something with this gooey delicacy that combines some other interesting flavors into a snack you won't soon forget. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
11. Mini Hot Dog Fondue
What's that? You could do with a little bite to eat right now? Well, we've put a fresh spin on a retro skiing-inspired classic for whenever hunger strikes, and it's perfect for sharing with friends, too! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
12. Camembert-Prosciutto Nest
A nest is the perfect cozy environment for eggs to be kept warm and safe until they've hatched. It's an image that makes you feel kind of warm and fuzzy inside, and one that we used as inspiration for this next recipe. But the nest we've created for our egg is a little different, and because it's made of zesty cheese and mouthwatering prosciutto, it's also extremely edible. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
13. Beer & Cheese Dip Loaf
Whatever the event or team you follow, all sports fans agree that you need the right selection of snacks to create the perfect atmosphere while watching the big game. First and foremost, the snack needs to be easy to handle so you can keep your eyes on the action. Watching sports is in itself a "team game," so it's important to have a delicious dip on the side to share with your friends. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
14. Bacon and Cheese Surprise
We all know it's what's inside that counts. But with this tasty treat that's not the whole story, because it comes with an enticing bacon topping as well. Having said that, the baked pastry ring still has something special within — both inside the pastry and inside the circle. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
15. Mac & Cheese Nuggets
Pasta is so versatile, it's become a mainstay of personal recipe books the world over. A tried and tested favorite is macaroni and cheese. You can't do much to top that, but we've given it a try here — mac and cheese in a coating of deep-fried crispy breadcrumbs. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
Eating these dishes may have serious consequences. In the worst-case scenario, turophiles may slip into an untreatable cheese coma. If this happens to you, we've only got one piece of advice: close your eyes and sleep it off!