Savory, sharp, and always available, Cheddar cheese is a great choice to use in appetizers, breads, casseroles, and even desserts.
Versatile Cheddar Cheese
Whether it's sprinkled atop a casserole or melted into a dip, cheddar is the ultimate in versatile cheeses. Use it for breakfast on a skillet dish, in cheese straws as an appetizer, or in a delicious
apple pie for dessert.
The ingredients for this rich dough–Cheddar, flour and butter–comes together in mere seconds when pulsed in a food processor.
A favorite hostess gift and cocktail nibble, cheese straws are traditionally made with a cookie press. But this version needs
no special equipment: just roll, slice and bake.Recipe: Cheese Straws
Aged Cheddar with Apple Wedges and Cider Reduction
Stir cheese into the creamy, ham-flecked sauce, then sprinkle more on top. Uncover the dish 30 minutes before it's finished
baking to give the Cheddar a chance to turn a delectable golden brown.Recipe: Country Potatoes au Gratin
Fragrant, moist, and tender, these are the biscuits to bake when you want to treat weekend guests to a hearty brunch. The
combination of potato and Cheddar never fails to please.Recipe: Potato-and-Cheese Biscuits
Pimento Cheese-Gilded Burger
A Southern specialty ordinarily used to grace appetizer tables or fill lunch sandwiches, pimento cheese becomes a piquant,
gooey, criminally decadent topping when spread on a warm burger.Recipe: Pimento Cheese-Gilded Burger
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
This otherwise classic preparation of a childhood favorite includes a spoonful of wholegrain mustard, which emphasizes Cheddar's
sharp, savory flavor. Pull this out of the oven to set the mood for a home-style family get-together.Recipe: Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Fall Pear Galette
Far easier than a Cheddar-crusted apple pie, this galette makes the most of autumn fruit by combining it with caramel and
sharp Cheddar. The layer of cheese between the fruit and the crust also prevents the crust from becoming soggy.Recipe: Fall Pear Galette