I think cheese is kind of awesome. I know many of you agree with me. If you do not adore cheese, especially in its ooey gooiest forms, this is probably not the post for you. You're gonna have a bad time. This is a collection of melty, mouthwatering recipes that make excellent use of all kinds of cheese that I have accumulated because I am married to a cheese lover, I am the daughter of a cheese lover, and I myself am a cheese lover, although I usually have to pay for my sins with dairy. But I digress. Please, enjoy this cheesy bounty that I have created for you.
1. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
How to make it: chewoutloud.com
We've established the fact that I love cheese, yes? I love potatoes, also. Scalloped potatoes are foodgasm material.
2. Four-Cheese Macaroni with Bacon
How to make it: aninas-recipes.com
This is not macaroni and cheese. This is macaroni and four kinds of cheese. And BACON.
3. GOAT CHEESE and ARUGULA FRITTATA
How to make it: camillestyles.com
Okay, okay, so I do not like goat cheese and I despise arugula. However, two of my best friends swear by this recipe, and I know that I am in the minority with my irrational hatred of these two foods. Also, you can easily adapt this recipe using different types of cheeses and greens.
4. Maple Ricotta Stuffed Crepes
How to make it: jocooks.com
These, though? These are ridiculous. They are decadent, but the ricotta balances out the sweetness of the maple syrup perfectly. Just make sure your crepes are on point.
5. Lasagna Dip
How to make it: lecremedelacrumb.com
I don't even know how this is a thing, but I want it on my plate right now.
6. Garlic Cheese Bombs
How to make it: averiecooks.com
Yes, I can assure you, these definitely are as good as they look. Buttery, garlicky, cheesy – if you just drooled a little, don't feel bad. It happens.
7. Slow Cooker 7-Layer Bean Dip
How to make it: themagicalslowcooker.com
Hey, barbecue season is quickly approaching. You'll be having fun fetes with friends, picnic potlucks, and all sorts of other get-togethers that will call for a world-class dip. This one's a great pick because it's delicious, which is the most important thing, but it's also easy to make.
8. Beer Cheese Fondue
How to make it: themerrythought.com
Heather lives for fondue. This is the ideal when it comes to gooey cheese – and it's also a great recipe for gatherings.
9. 2-Ingredient Cheese Biscuits
How to make it: sewafineseam.com
They ain't Cheddar Bay biscuits, but they're pretty damn delicious. Look at how light and fluffy they are!
10. Gouda Cheese Fondue with Herbed Crostini
How to make it: pinchmeimeating.com
I'm not a huge fan of fondue, I'll admit – but Gouda is my favorite cheese ever and I think I can get behind this.
11. Cranberry Pistachio Stuffed Brie Wrapped in Phyllo
How to make it: cupcakesandkalechips.com
Okay, this is five-star. It's rich, decadent, and just a little sweet. You can use any kind of nut, practically, but I adore pistachios. You can serve this as the final course – it beautifully combines dessert and the cheese course.
12. Chicken Fajita Queso Dip
How to make it: insidebrucrewlife.com
This is the best queso ever – and it's actually amazeballs with Fritos.
13. Jalapeno Popper Dip
How to make it: secretlifeofachefswife.com
I love jalapeno poppers SO. MUCH. I won't say this dip is as good, but almost!
14. Cheese Lovers' Samosas
How to make it: cleobuttera.com
These make excellent appetizers for dinners or parties, but they're so ridiculously good that you might just want to keep them on hand to snack on yourself.
15. Grilled Caprese Sandwich
How to make it: dinneratthezoo.com
This is like if a grilled cheese sandwich had a baby with a Caprese salad. It is the tastiest offspring you will ever make.
16. Burrata with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
How to make it: thegourmetgourmand.com
Make this for dessert at one dinner party and you will go down in history. It's an ideal summer dessert, by the way.