7 Recipes for the Cheese Lover

posted: 04/10/15
by: Kelly Rossiter
7 recipes for cheese lovers
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The most ridiculously cheese recipes.

I love cheese, and with a son who is a cheesemonger, I have access to some really fine cheeses. But let's face it, we aren't cracking out the expensive Brie de Meaux and the Saint Agur for the kids. When my kids were little, it pretty much ran to extra old cheddar and some generic blue cheese. I like strong tasting cheeses, and always eschewed the rubbery textured mild cheddar or Monterey Jack cheeses that are so bland, but get offered to kids all the time.

Most kids love cheese, which is why parents have been covering broccoli and cauliflower in gooey cheese sauce for generations. Here are some recipes that will move your kids beyond that.

1. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Okay, we may as well get the broccoli disguised with cheese out of the way first. This broccoli cheddar soup is a great way to get the vegetable into the kids. When it comes right down to it, broccoli and cheese are a great flavour combination and this soup is something that both kids and parents can enjoy.

2. Mini Quiche With Onions, Mushrooms and Feta Cheese

I loved this recipe for mini quiche with onions, mushrooms and feta cheese. They work well with kids, because they love having mini things to eat, and this is a good sized portion for small eaters. I know there are lots of kids who don't like mushrooms, often because of the texture, so leave them out and add another vegetable that your kids like instead.

3. Beets and Greens Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a great kid food. You can put just about anything into them, add some cheese to kind of glue the whole thing together, and then they get to eat it with their hands. This beet and greens quesadilla is a particularly healthy one.

4. Cheddar Cheese Soup

This cheddar cheese soup is rich and delicious. It's great for a lunch on a rainy day, it just makes you feel better. A side salad would be a good companion to this soup, just to cut the richness a bit.

5. Baked Polenta

Is there anything more enticing that some kind of cheesy bake? This baked polenta is full of flavour and chock full of different vegetables. This made a lot, and was terrific the next day.

6. Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese

I know that pumpkin is a fall flavor, but bear with me here: This spiced pumpkin cream cheese is a super delicious spread at any time of the year. You can use it on toast, or dip fruits and vegetables into.

7. Goat Cheese and Swiss Chard Casserole

Like most casseroles, this goat cheese and Swiss chard casserole won't win any culinary beauty pageants, but it is cheesy and delicious. It's also very healthy, but you don't have to tell the kids that.