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Best cheese recipes in the world

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

We are major cheese fiends at olive, so we have a fair few cheese recipes. Make pies oozing with brie, mac ‘n’ cheese laden with crisp bacon and Red Leicester or toasties stuffed with Fontina. Baked camembert is a simple way to feed a crowd…

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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

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.

fontina french toast

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.

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.

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

bulgogi

Baked mushroom, potato and cheese hash with eggs

Cheese topped with an egg – what a winner. Gruyere gives this dish real potency!

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

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cauliflower three cheese gratin