The only wrong way to eat cheese is by not eating it at all.
Mac And Cheese
At some point in history, a child with a touch of destiny was born, a child who would grow up to revolutionize the world by putting cheese on top of macaroni noodles. Since that fateful day, few dishes are more loved than the incredible mac and cheese. Whether you like yours with lots of extra toppings or just loads and loads of cheese, you can’t possibly go wrong.
Good for fun at home, at a party, or at a ball game, no serving of nachos is complete without cheese, whether as a gooey queso sauce or freshly shredded cheese. Just make sure you don’t dawdle too long while eating, otherwise your chips will get soggy.
A La Cracker
You used to have cheese and crackers all the time when you were little, and you didn’t even realize they could be classy. Instead, you just snacked away, because cheese and crackers are incredibly awesome.
Here’s one method that works much better with soft cheeses like goat cheese, but the truly dedicated cheese eaters have no qualms about warming up their cheese of choice to a temperature suitable for dipping.
There’s really no reason to have a sandwich without any cheese on it, but when the sandwich has “cheese” in its name, you know there’s something special going on. The steak and onions and mushrooms and peppers are good, but the cheese is really the component that brings it all together.
Just as a sandwich needs cheese to make it whole, so too does any kind of burger, be it normal-sized or in slider form. You can use American cheese, you can use cheddar, or you can use any cheese you darn well please.
Different from the usual kind of sandwich you might see, the open-faced aspect of this baby gives you twice the surface area to cover, which means you can justify using twice as much cheese as you might normally use.
These snacks are distinctly Midwestern, but just because they’re not always in the big cities doesn’t mean they’re not big-city good. Whether or not you have any sauce to dip them in doesn’t matter.
On Top Of A Salad
The best thing about salads is that you can justify putting any kind of cheese on top, because aside from the whole “it’s cheese and I’ll do what I like” argument, flavorful cheeses also add an extra dimension to the overall taste of the salad.
Cheesy Cheese Pizza
Sure, pepperoni pizza is about as American as apple pie, and Papa John’s comes out with a new kind of pizza every other week, but sometimes what you really need is a return to the basics. In this case, that means a pizza topped with cheese, cheese, and more cheese. Throw it in the oven for just the right amount of time, cut it up, and revel in the gooey goodness.
There’s a reason Garfield could never get enough of this dish, and it’s not because of the pasta, the sauce, or the meat. It’s a little known fact that the feline was a friend of the fromage. (Disclaimer: it’s not actually a fact, more like wild speculation)
You know cheese goes well with chicken because the two words alliterate. Oh, and it turns out they taste pretty good together, but you could argue that’s just an extra benefit. Either way, all sorts of toppings work on this kind of sandwich, which also makes it one of the more versatile offerings on this list.
One of the most glorious sensations in the world is biting into a fresh, hot, gooey mozz stick, especially when it’s after midnight and you finally get that piece of something that’s so bad for you body but oh so good for your soul.
Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread
This is the kind of snack that’s sure to impress your friends when they come over, but it’s incredibly simple to make, which means you can also just make some for yourself whenever you get a hankering for something hearty and delicious. Play around with different seasonings and see how you like yours best!
Fresh mozzarella cheese is incredibly soft and tender, so it’s going to pick up the flavor of whatever it’s bathed in more easily. If you let it sit in oil and some light seasoning, it’ll have a nice, refreshing flavor. On the other hand, you can get really crazy and put hot peppers or any other potent thing in there too.
Melted Brie Wheel
If you’ve never had anything like this before, you’re truly missing out on one of life’s greatest experiences. All that you really need to do is warm up a wheel of brie cheese with some nuts and craisins on top. Make sure you have a lot of crackers on standby, though, because this can get pretty messy.
The Grilled Cheese
Here is the king of all things cheese, the duke of delectability, the sultan of savory. Few people escape childhood without a fierce love for these simple sandwiches. Some people dip theirs in tomato soup, while others believe such mixing is a desecration of all things holy. Regardless of which school of thought you belong to, though, you know the true heathens are the ones who don’t even like the sandwich to begin with.
Smothering Your Burrito
It was a pretty good idea to wrap things up with cheese inside, but then someone decided they wanted more cheese, so they sentenced their burrito to death by cheese. Years later, we honor that noble burrito’s sacrifice by doing the same to our burritos. The atrocities, due to their incredible cheesiness, will probably never stop.
On Its Own
Face it: cheese is the best. Sure, there are plenty of great ways you can incorporate it into other kinds of foods, but when you’re really hankering for a hunk of the good stuff, go ahead and eat it all by itself.