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Cheese 101: How 4 Simple Ingredients Yield 10 Zillion Different Cheeses

Liz Thorpe 15 comments

Let's delve into cheese-making fundamentals to see how four simple ingredients (milk, cultures, rennet/coagulant, and salt) can produce a seemingly infinite number of cheeses. More

Hog Mac 'n' Cheese From 'Pitt Cue and Co.: The Cookbook'

Cook the Book Maggie Mariolis 5 comments

I had to put on my elastic-waist-banded pants just to read the recipe for the Hog Mac 'N' Cheese from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook. There's over a pound of cheese. There's whole milk and butter, of course. And then there's the hog: Cooked pork belly, cut into what they refer to as "quivering chunks." It all sounds amazing, if artery-clogging. And it almost was. More

Hog Mac 'n' Cheese From 'Pitt Cue and Co.: The Cookbook'

Serious Eats Maggie Mariolis 2 comments

I had to put on my elastic-waist-banded pants just to read the recipe for the Hog Mac 'N' Cheese from Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook. There's over a pound of cheese. There's whole milk and butter, of course. And then there's the hog: Cooked pork belly, cut into what they refer to as "quivering chunks." It all sounds amazing, if artery-clogging. And it almost was. More

5 Delicious Cheeses You Should Throw on the Grill

Grilling Joshua Bousel 23 comments

It's not only possible to cook cheese on a grill—it's a must. Here are 5 cheeses to throw on your grill, along with delicious recipes for serving them. More

Grilled Provoleta Cheese

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 1 comment

Traditionally pan-fried, this grilled version of an Argentinian dish features provolone cheese that's soft but not completely melting, and is finished with a sprinkling of oregano and crushed red pepper. More

Grilled Summer Squash and Kasseri Cheese With Lemon and Mint

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Zucchini and yellow squash slices are grilled and layered with softened kasseri cheese, then given a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of mint to create a fresh and satisfying side dish or appetizer. More

Grilled Queso Panela With Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Queso panela may be semi-soft, but it keeps it shape when grilled. It's mild flavor gets a boost in this recipe from a fruity and tart tomatillo and poblano salsa along with an onion and cilantro topping. More

Simple Grilled Kefalotyri Cheese

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Greek kefalotyri cheese browns and maintains its shape on the grill, and it's so flavorful it needs little more than lemon juice and black pepper to make it great. More

Grilled Halloumi Pita Sandwiches

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel Post a comment

Salty halloumi cheese browns beautifully on the grill and is perfect for making filling pita sandwiches with tomato, red onion, lettuce, and creamy tzatziki. More

Summer Grain Salads: Farro Salad With Blue Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Tomatoes

Jennifer Olvera 1 comment

In this simple recipe, farro is simmered with onion, garlic, and carrot to impart extra flavor. Then it's combined with a host of fresh ingredients: juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and herbs, all of which are tied together with red wine vinaigrette, pine nuts, and crumbled blue cheese. More

Farro Salad With Blue Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Tomatoes

Serious Eats Jennifer Olvera 1 comment

In this simple recipe, farro is simmered with onion, garlic and carrot to impart flavor. Then, it's combined with a host of fresh ingredients: juicy tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs, all of which are tied together with red wine vinaigrette, pine nuts and crumbled blue cheese. More

Cheese 101: There's More to Blue Cheese Than You Think

Liz Thorpe 7 comments

Blue cheese, even carefully made, quality examples, rarely gets its due. But it has more going on than raw salt and pungency. More

Tamales de Queso (Cheese Tamales) From 'Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen'

Cook the Book Kate Williams 7 comments

These tamales, from Martin Morales's cookbook, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen, are much different from their Mexican brethren. Instead of using a dough made from masa and lard, they're made with pureed fresh corn, cooked down with butter, garlic, chili paste, and a touch of sugar. More

Tamales de Queso (Cheese Tamales) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Serious Eats Kate Williams 2 comments

These tamales, from Martin Morales's cookbook, Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen, are much different from their Mexican brethren. Instead of using a dough made from masa and lard, they're made with pureed fresh corn, cooked down with butter, garlic, chili paste, and a touch of sugar. More

Ensalada Miraflores (Corn, Bean, and Cheese Salad) From Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen

Cook the Book Kate Williams Post a comment

Hearty bean-based salads are one of my favorite dishes in the summertime. I grew up eating a corn and black bean version, but these days I'll throw just about any vegetable into a bowl with a can or two of beans and a tangy dressing and call it dinner. More

Ensalada Miraflores (Corn, Bean, and Cheese Salad) From 'Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen'

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Hearty bean-based salads are one of my favorite dishes in the summertime. I grew up eating a corn and black bean version, but these days I'll throw just about any vegetable into a bowl with a can or two of beans and a tangy dressing and call it dinner. More

Cheese 101: Hard Facts About Hard Cheese

Liz Thorpe 14 comments

Many of the best known cheeses in the world—Cheddar, Parmigiano Reggiano, "Swiss" (aka Emmenthaler) are firm to hard in texture. But their flavors can be radically different. So how do hard cheeses wind up this way—different from the limpid Bries, but also from one another? More

How to Make the Quickest Biscuit-Egg Breakfast Sandwiches Imaginable

Daniel Gritzer 6 comments

Delicious drop biscuits—quick and easy to make—are stuffed with scrambled eggs loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, a touch of feta, and plenty of fresh dill. On the surface, this may seem like a lot of work just for breakfast, but it actually couldn't be easier to prepare. More

Essential Tex-Mex: How to Make Cheese Enchiladas With Red Chili Gravy

Nick Kindelsperger 14 comments

Meet the ultimate, upgraded Tex-Mex Enchiladas: Tortillas, rolled up around a cheddar-based filling and completely enveloped by a rich red chili sauce, then topped with even more melted cheese. The sauce is rustic and aromatic, with a haunting cumin aroma and a heat from the chilies that doesn't attack so much as slowly tickle the back of your tongue. We've taken a few liberties, but they're worth it. More

Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas With Red Chili Gravy

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 11 comments

Meet the ultimate, upgraded Tex-Mex Enchiladas: Tortillas, rolled up around a cheddar-based filling and completely enveloped by a rich red chili sauce, then topped with even more melted cheese. The sauce is rustic and aromatic, with a haunting cumin aroma and a heat from the chilies that doesn't attack so much as slowly tickle the back of your tongue. We've taken a few liberties, but they're worth it. More

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