A Recipe for Every Cheese

Whether you prefer soft, tangy goat cheese or a firm and nutty Parmesan, there's a recipe to suit every cheese lover's palate.
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Photo By: Tara Donne ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Cheddar

Many people will agree that this firm yellow cheese is most irresistible when melted and oozing out from between two slices of toasted bread. Melissa d'Arabian's classic grilled cheese is sure to deliver plenty of melted goodness — and a taste of childhood nostalgia, too.  

Get the Recipe: Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich

Gruyère

Ina Garten enhances mac and cheese by using Gruyère in addition to cheddar, the classic star. When selecting a cheddar, go for the extra-sharp variety — Gruyère's bold, earthy flavor complements the creamy bite.

Get the Recipe: Mac and Cheese

Goat Cheese

Puff pastry is Ina's go-to appetizer base, because it always comes out right. Crumble goat cheese on top of the onion filling and finish with a slice of tomato. Bake the tarts until flaky and slightly browned.

Get the Recipe: Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts

Pepper Jack + Cheddar + Parm

Experience the spicy, creamy and nutty flavors of pepper Jack, cheddar and Parmesan with Ree Drummond's all-in-one Garlic Cheese Bread. Combine the grated cheeses with a little bit of mayonnaise to help the mixture spread evenly over crusty bread.

Get the Recipe: Garlic Cheese Bread

Cream Cheese + Mascarpone

Giada De Laurentiis' secret to a delicious cheesecake? The addition of Italian mascarpone. This soft, spreadable cheese is similar to cream cheese in texture but has a subtle sweet-and-sour tang. Combining it with cream cheese will yield the creamiest cheesecake imaginable.

Get the Recipe: Mascarpone Cheesecake with Almond Crust

Blue Cheese

Ina's combination of pears, Stilton and port brings together classic English flavors. Serve the roasted and stuffed pears on a base of arugula to give the sweet fruit a peppery contrast.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese

Feta

Salty feta adds great flavor depth to mild pasta dishes. In this recipe, Rachael Ray combines crumbled feta with melted butter to create a salty, tangy sauce for her orzo and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Orzo with Feta and Tomatoes

Mozzarella

Get ready for Giada's ultimate Italian grilled cheese sandwich. Mozzarella cheese and fresh basil are layered between two slices of whole-wheat bread, dipped in beaten eggs and fried to perfection in olive oil. Served with pesto, they are deliciously rich finger food.

Get the Recipe: Mozzarella in Carrozza

Ricotta + Mascarpone

Giada gives a dessert spin to classic calzones by filling them with chocolate-hazelnut spread, silky mascarpone and ricotta, then serving with strawberry sauce. These versatile cheeses are mild, so they are perfect for sweets.

Get the Recipe: Ricotta and Chocolate-Hazelnut Calzones

Parmesan

This buttery, nutty cheese is the main ingredient in Giada's light and crispy wafers, so it's important to use the best Parmesan you can find. Shredded basil and lemon zest brighten the wafers with fresh flavor.

Get the Recipe: Parmesan, Basil and Lemon Wafers (Frico)

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