Fontina, prosciutto and sage-stuffed French toast

Best cheese recipes in the world

We can’t resist cheese, whether it's by itself or oozing out of pies, with pasta, or in French toast. Our fun fromage recipe collection is comfort food at its best

olive magazine presents: the best cheese recipes in the world! We’re major cheese fiends at olive HQ, so we have hundreds of recipes to pick our favourites from. Make pies oozing with brie, mac ‘n’ cheese laden with crisp bacon, or toasties stuffed with Fontina.


Baked camembert is a simple way to feed a crowd, and we also have the ultimate guide to making perfect cheese fondue. Don’t forget to check out our indulgent comfort food recipes while you’re here, too!

Mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon

An overwhelmingly cheesy pasta bake that’s rich with Red Leicester and crispy bacon pieces, finished off with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Guaranteed to make you grin from ear to ear.

mac n cheese with bacon

Halloumi fries

Is there anything better than fried cheese?! We don’t think so! Ever since we tried street food van Oli Baba’s legendary halloumi fries they’ve been haunting our dreams.

This is our attempt to recreate that deep-fried cheesy magic. You may have noticed that we’re mad about halloumi at olive, so we’ve create a collection of our best halloumi recipes here.

halloumi fries

Monkey bubble cheese bread

The ultimate tear-and-share bread – little dough balls stuffed with cheddar, mozzarella and jalapeños served with smoky tomato sauce for dipping. Here are our exciting bread recipes.

monkey bread

Baked brie in puff pastry

Cut into a golden puff pastry shell and watch the baked brie spill out. Topped with chutney, it’s a surefire crowd pleaser.

Fontina, prosciutto and sage-stuffed French toast

Our favourite cheesy recipe ever. Nothing beats a crisp golden toastie with melted cheese and salty prosciutto. Irresistible. Try one of our comforting cheesy toastie recipes here, we have a fair few!

fontina french toast

How to make the perfect cheese fondue

Cheese overload! Master the art of the perfect cheese fondue with our step-by-step guide, then try one of our three great recipes.

Cheese fondue recipe

Peri peri halloumi burgers with citrus slaw

A burger made from cheese?! That’s pretty special! These peri peri halloumi burgers (made with Nando’s peri peri sauce) are a great alternative to a meaty burger, with the citrus slaw perfectly cutting through the delicious cheesiness. Guaranteed to be a hit with veggies and meat eaters alike!

halloumi burger

Queso fundido

Layers of melting cheese and spicy chorizo make up this seriously OTT hot Mexican dip. Be prepared to fight over this one.

queso fundido

Baked Camembert with pecans, rosemary and olive oil toasts

There’s no holding back in this indulgent recipe for crispy sourdough dipped in molten French cheese with almondy biscuit crumbs and crunchy toasted pecans. Make if for a festive gathering or warming winter treat.

Baked camembert with pecans, rosemary and olive oil toasts

Courgette mac ‘n’ cheese with garlic sourdough crumbs

In the US, mac ‘n’ cheese often, on a menu, has its own heading with a choice of flavourings. Courgette and garlicky crumbs get our vote. This recipe is easy but super comforting, like all of our indulgent macaroni cheese recipes.

courgette mac and cheese

Triple cheese crumpets

How do you make fresh crumpets taste even better? Add three types of cheese, a teaspoon of mustard powder and slather on a good helping of butter of course!

Triple cheese crumpets

Spiced corn on the cob

This recipe for spiced corn on the cob is based on a grilled Mexican street snack but gets a bump of flavour from punchy Korean gochuchang sauce. If you can’t find it, use any garlicky chilli sauce. It’s a great way to pep-up sweetcorn for your next barbecue.

spicy corn on cob

California grilled reuben

This West Coast version of a deli sandwich uses smoked turkey rather than pastrami. This makes more coleslaw than you’ll need for the sandwiches but it’ll keep for 2-3 days in the fridge.

grilled reuben

Cheesy garlic dough balls

Give our tear-and-share gooey cheese-filled dough balls a go at home with step-by-step help from the olive test kitchen. They’d make a great starter for the kids or something to kick off a laid back dinner party.

Cheesy garlic dough balls

Double-swiss and green chilli relish burgers

Like cheese? Then you’ll love our double-swiss burgers, stacked high with beef, Emmenthal cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, and finished off with a green chilli and cornichon relish.

chilli burger

Quick croque madame

Croque madame is a classic favourite and this quick version makes for an easy indulgent meal. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s perfect for a midweek comfort food treat.

croque medame

 Cheese naan

Not strictly authentic, but we love cheese naan bread at olive. This recipe takes it to the next level, using two different cheeses and adding a kick of chilli. They look and taste great, but are easy to make, thanks to step-by-step help from olive’s test kitchen. Try one of our best curry recipes to pair with your cheesy naan.

cheese naan

Grilled cheese eggy bread

Grilled cheese is one of the most comforting, healing dishes out there and only uses a few ingredients. The same applies for eggy bread, so it made sense to Dan Doherty to combine them. Eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner, though maybe not every day.

grilled cheese eggy bread

Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Prepare your dough beforehand to make this easy Brooklyn-style smoky sausage and crispy kale pizza. It’s packed full of flavour and, as soon as your dough is risen and ready, it only takes 45 minutes to bake – perfect mid-week cheesy comfort food! Check out our other cheesy pizza recipes here

Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Field mushrooms, spinach and goats’ cheese on toast

Fill mushrooms with a creamy spring onion filling, and top with a circle of goats’ cheese. Grill until golden. Never has something so easy tasted so good.

field mushrooms and spinach

Deep fried camembert with membrillo

Our quick, easy, vegetarian starter for deep fried camembert with membrillo is a great weekend treat

deep fried camembert

Bulgogi cheese steak sandwich

Philly cheese steak + Korean bulgogi is a marriage made in heaven sometimes known as a koagie. This is indulgent sandwich is super easy to make


Baked mushroom, potato and cheese hash with eggs

Cheese topped with an egg – what a winner. Gruyere gives this dish real potency! Here are our top eggs recipes.

baked mushroom hash

Cauliflower and three-cheese gratin

This cauliflower and three-cheese gratin is the ultimate comfort food and a must-have side dish

cauliflower three cheese gratin

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