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50 cheese recipes

Published: July 24, 2022 at 11:00 am
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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

Looking for cheese recipes? Make pies oozing with brie, mac 'n' cheese laden with crisp bacon, or toasties stuffed with Fontina. Try our blue cheese recipes here and our goat's cheese recipes too.


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!

Best ever cheese recipes

Cauliflower cheese

Cauli cheese. Arguably one of the heroes of British food. Is it really a roast dinner if there’s no super cheesy, crispy-topped, piping hot cauliflower cheese on the table? Easy to make, you may argue, but follow these handy hints and tips to make it unreal.

Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe

Feasty's black truffle and camembert mac 'n' cheese

Try this quick recipe from our friends at Feasty, with black truffle butter swirled into the roux and a whole camembert and black truffle paste to add extra indulgence to the dish.

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.

Bombay chilli cheese toastie

Stuffed with peppers, spices, potato, cheese and green chutney, chef Maunika Gowardhan's favourite cheese toastie is so very moreish.

Bombay chilli cheese toastie

Baked fondue with potato and pickle dippers

Three types of melted cheese, hot potatoes and little gherkins on sticks – what's not to love? This recipe has weekend written all over it.

Baked fondue with potato and pickle dippers

Cheese straws

Ready-made puff pastry is used to make these easy cheese straws, ready on the table in just over half an hour.

Golden baked cheese straws on a black plate with a black linen cloth and a glass of white wine

Cheese sauce

Use this staple cheese sauce in vegetable dishes, pasta recipes or even as a dip in fondue.

A silver pan of cheese sauce with a whisk on a marble chopping board next to a cheese grater

Vegetarian Welsh rarebit with poached eggs

A quick veggie-packed version of a classic Welsh rarebit served with soft runny eggs.

Rarebit Recipe with Poached Eggs and Spinach

Quick mac ’n’ cheese with crispy breadcrumbs

Easy, cheesy comfort and no faffing about making a flour-based roux, this mac 'n' cheese is ready in just 25 minutes, perfect midweek comfort food.

Mac ’n’ Cheese with Crispy Breadcrumbs Recipe

Giant cheese-stuffed Mexican meatballs

Dark chocolate and dried ancho chillies add richness and heat to this indulgent meatball bake. Serve with a fresh coriander salad for a crowdpleasing winter warmer.

Giant Cheesy Mexican Meatballs Recipe with Rice

Tartiflette tart

You can make everything for this tart – pastry shell and filling – ahead of time. Just fill with crispy bacon lardons, pickled cornichons and melt-in-the-mouth reblochon cheese and bake to serve.

French Tartiflette Tart Recipe with Shortcrust Pastry

Croûte savoyarde

Next-level cheese on toast, this comforting open-faced sandwich is covered in melted cheese, soaked in white wine and topped with ham and crispy fried eggs for pure indulgence.

Croûte Savoyarde Recipe (Cheese on Toast) from Author Felicity Cloake

Four-cheese lobster toastie

Take your festive toastie up a notch with chunky chopped lobster in a silky, oozy four-cheese sauce.

Cheese and Marmite flapjacks

A great way to pack in the oats without adding tons of sugar – cheese and Marmite together is an umami bomb.

Cheese Flapjacks Recipe with Marmite

Cheddar and spring onion risotto with balsamic tomatoes

Try our creamy risotto oozing with mature cheddar cheese topped with pan-fried cherry tomatoes bursting with flavour.

Risotto with Cheddar Cheese Recipe with Balsamic Tomatoes and Onions

Italian flatbread with pear, walnut and gorgonzola

The combination of gorgonzola, pears and walnuts is usually found in a salad but works brilliantly on this molten cheesy bread. It’s great hot but equally good for lunchboxes the day after.

Italian Flatbread Recipe with Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola

Korean chilli-cheese fries

Load French fries with Korean chilli flakes, gochujang, coriander and plenty of cheese for an indulgent sharing dish to serve at your next gathering.

Korean Cheese Fries Recipe

Best ever cauliflower cheese

Cauli cheese. Arguably one of the heroes of British food. Is it really a roast dinner if there’s no super cheesy, crispy-topped, piping hot cauliflower cheese on the table? Easy to make, you may argue, but follow these handy hints and tips to make it unreal.

Cauliflower Cheese Bake Recipe

Greens and gruyère toastie

Try 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

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

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

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

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

Smoked haddock and cheddar gratin

In need of a comforting dinner? Cook this easy fish and cheese gratin recipe for a low calorie midweek meal to feed the whole family.

Baked Smoked Haddock and Cheese Gratin Recipe

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

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

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.

Baked Feta Recipe with Chilli Jam

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.

Baked Brie In Puff Pastry Recipe

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!

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.

Easy Philly Cheese Steak Recipe 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.

How To Make Cheese Fondue and 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.

Cheese and Onion Pie Recipe

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 Recipe (Plus How To Video)

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 Recipe 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.

Mac And Cheese Recipe With Courgette and Garlic Sourdough Crumbs

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!

Crumpet Recipe with Cheese

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.

California Grilled Reuben Recipe

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 Toastie Recipe with Harissa and Honey

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.

Swiss Cheese Burger Recipe

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 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 Bread 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

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.

Breaded Goat's Cheese Recipe with Beetroot and Ginger Chutney

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.

Smoky sausage and kale pizza

Deep fried camembert with membrillo

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

Deep Fried Camembert with Membrillo Recipe

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

Hero Hirsh, award-winning manager of Paxton & Whitfield’s flagship London shop, shares her fromage knowledge.

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