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10 Things To Do With Cheese

French Cheese Recipes

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Cheesy recipes can be a dime a dozen, especially French cheese recipes. The rich ingredient is great for layering with macaroni or potatoes, as you'll see on this list. But it is also a creative complement to many other dishes, including desserts. Make these fantastic recipes that will have you declaring cheese as your new favorite food.

Fondue Savoyarde Recipe

Hirotomo T

Smooth and rich, this fondue Savoyarde recipe is the classic apres ski dish on menus in the French alps. Luxurious and velvety, this French Alpine fondue recipe is perfect for retro fondue parties or when you happen to be stuck inside on a snowy night.

Cheese Soufflé Recipe

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This traditional cheese soufflé is light, airy, and savory - everything a cheese soufflé should be! This easy recipe can be whipped up in 15 minutes for flawless results. Gruyere and Comte cheese can be used interchangeably in this bistro classic.

Comte and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

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Comte cheese, similar to sharp cheddar cheese, perfectly enhances the nutty flavor of wild rice in this Comte and wild rice soup recipe. This thick, hearty soup is fantastic served with gougeres for added cheese appeal, and then finished with a fresh apple tart for dessert.

La Truffade Recipe

The Gifted Photographer

Whether you prepare this dish for a chilly evening or a summer luncheon, potato cake with cheese and bacon, also known as la truffade, is delicious and filling. This traditional potato dish hails from the Auvergne region of France, complement it with a rustic rye loaf for a complete meal

French Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Ernesto Andrade

This French macaroni and cheese recipe tastes velvety smooth, rich, and just a touch sophisticated - nothing like those little blue boxes of dry, salty mix sold in markets and convenience stores. This dish takes only 40 minutes to prepare, much less than a quarter of which is spent actively cooking. Use this French-style "mac and cheese" as an unexpected side dish on a dinner menu or as the focal point of a winter-themed mountain lodge party.

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart Recipe

©Paul Goyette

This herbed goat cheese and tomato tart is a fantastic appetizer. Made with garden tomatoes, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and fresh herbs, this pastry is a light meal in itself with a glass of wine. Use your favorite blend of herbs to customize your tart.

Roasted Pepper Boursin Cheese Recipe

Kok Robin

Fresh cheese spread gets an updated flavor in this roasted pepper Boursin cheese recipe. The cheese is dressed up with smashed garlic, fresh herbs, and jarred roasted red peppers. This elegant appetizer is so easy to whip up and spread on toasted baguettes right before a last-minute gathering.

Gougeres Recipe

Bitten Word

Gougeres are little cheese puffs, usually served as an appetizer with wine or cocktails. They're so easy to make. Simply whip up an egg and cheese batter, pipe it onto a baking sheet, and bake the gougeres until they are puffed and golden. The little pastries fill the kitchen with a fantastic aroma and are perfect for a cozy night spent indoors.

Roasted Goat Cheese with Honey and Thyme Recipe

©Boltron

This roasted goat cheese with honey and thyme recipe is a great appetizer. Petite wedges of cheese are roasted golden brown, drizzled with honey, and then sprinkled with thyme and ground black pepper. The sweet honey and fresh thyme nicely offset the sharp taste of goat cheese. Serve these alone or with balsamic-drizzled fresh berries as a garnish.

Catalan Cheese and Honey Dessert Recipe

Stuart Spivack

The beauty of French cuisine lies in its delicious simplicity. A few perfect ingredients, creatively combined, can make an inspiring dish. This Catalan cheese and honey dessert recipe, known as mel i mato, is a perfect example of that method of cooking. This version uses easily available soft cheese, instead of the classic goat cheese used in the original dish. Toasted walnuts is the traditional garnish to this delectably simple and filling dessert.

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