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!

Pommes aligot

Check out our impressive cheesy mash potato recipe with raclette cheese. This indulgent French cheesy mash is best made with an all-purpose potato variety like Rooster, Vivaldi or Desirée.

Pommes Aligot Recipe

Apricot jam, goat’s cheese and thyme toasties

Ready in just 10 minutes, check out our toastie recipe with creamy goat’s cheese, thyme and sweet apricot jam – perfect for a quick and easy weekend brunch.

Goat's Cheese Toastie Recipe with Thyme

Greens and gruyère toastie

Check out our quick and easy toast recipe from food writer John Gregory-Smith. This oozy fried cheese sandwich is made using swiss chard, cream and gruyère cheese – the perfect indulgent brunch.

Gruyère Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Double cheeseburger pizza

Check out our epic mash up of a dirty American burger on a classic tomato pizza. Make this cheesy pizza for an easy recipe the whole family will love.

Double Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe

Gouda and chilli jam french toast

Check out this indulgent french toast recipe oozing with melting cheese and punchy sweet chilli jam, perfect weekend comfort food.

Chilli Cheese French Toast Recipe

Savoury garlic and cheese swirl buns

If you love garlic cheesy bread then you’ll love these super soft savoury swirl buns. Packed with gooey mozzarella, these buns are an ideal side for a dinner party with friends.

Cheese Bread Recipe with Garlic

Frying pan potato bread with melting raclette and pickle dressing

Try this indulgent pan-fried potato bread recipe with decadent raclette cheese, topped with a quick pickle dressing for an easy dinner idea.

Potato Bread with Raclette and Pickle Relish

Croque monsieur galette

Need an indulgent cheese recipe? Make this galette recipe with golden puff pastry and ham oozing with nutty and creamy gruyère cheese for a showstopping dish.

Puff Pastry Galette with Ham and Cheese

Artichoke, spinach and cheese pie

Take your cheese pie up a notch with spinach and marinated artichokes. Serve this crumbly, moreish savoury pie with a simple green salad for an easy midweek meal.

Spinach and Cheese Pie Recipe with Artichoke

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 And Cheese Recipe 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 Recipe

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.

Easy Monkey Bread Recipe

Baked feta with chilli and chorizo jam and chopped salad

We’ve used Tracklements chilli and chorizo jam in this easy cheesy meal idea – it works perfectly by giving a smoky kick to creamy, salty feta. Check out more of our low-calorie recipes here.

Baked Feta Recipe with Chilli Jam

Tex-Mex cheese on toast

Packed with plenty of flavour, our super simple Tex-Mex style cheese on toast makes for a great quick and easy lunch

Tex-Mex Cheese on Toast

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!

Savoury French Toast Recipe With Fontina, Prosciutto and Sage

Korean Philly cheese steak with Russian dressing

Check out this easy recipe for Korean Philly cheese steak with a punchy Russian dressing. This recipe is a clever mash-up of Korean and classic American cuisine.

Korean Philly Cheese Steak with Russian Dressing

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

Melting cheese and onion pie

Try our seriously indulgent cheese and onion pie. This easy vegetarian cheese pie is the perfect winter comfort recipe to feed the whole family.

Melting cheese and onion pie 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

Cauliflower, manchego and almond gratin

Check out this easy baked cauliflower with manchego cheese and crunchy almonds. Make this veggie traybake for an indulgent weekend, family recipe.

Baked Cauliflower Gratin Recipe With Cheese

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

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

Quick and easy halloumi, harissa and honey toastie

Check out Sabrina Ghayour’s take on everybody’s favourite, the classic cheese toastie. Filled with salty halloumi, rose harissa and honey for a touch of sweetness, this toastie is too delicious for words. It’s meat-free too, so your veggie friends don’t have to miss out.

Halloumi, harissa and honey Toastie

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.

Double-swiss and green chilli relish burgers

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.

Easy Croque Madame RecipeEasy Croque Madame Recipe

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

Lobster mac ’n’ cheese

Check out our easy yet impressive mac ‘n’ cheese recipe with lobster. Everyone loves mac ’n’ cheese, but the addition of sweet, rich lobster turns this into a luxurious treat. This would make a brilliant Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve celebration dinner.

Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe

Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs

This indulgent blue cheese leek recipe with crispy bacon breadcrumbs is super simple to make, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare, and makes the perfect Sunday roast accompaniment.

Blue Cheese Leek Recipe With Crispy Bacon Breadcrumbs

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

Breaded goat’s cheese stuffed with beetroot and ginger chutney

For all you goat’s cheese lovers out there, this is next-level goodness. The crunchiness of the breadcrumbs works wonders with the melting middle and the sweetness of the chutney to create the perfect flavour combination.

Chutney-stuffed goat's cheese

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 goat’s 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, spinach and goat’s cheese on toast

Egg and cheese brunch bagel

These easy egg and cheese brunch bagels are a great alternative to the usual weekend fry-up. Ready in 15 minutes these bagels are quick and packed with flavour.

Egg and cheese brunch bagel

Deep fried camembert with membrillo

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

deep fried camembert

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, potato and cheese hash with eggs

Cauliflower and three-cheese gratin

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

Cauliflower Cheese Gratin Recipe

Want expert advice on cheese? Check out our bumper guide to cheese here

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