What to Make With Every Type of Cheese
Here at Taste of Home, there's nothing we love more than a melty, gooey, cheesy recipe. That's why we found the best ways to cook with nearly every type of cheese. From gouda to goat and Parmesan to provolone, these are our favorite dishes.
One of the most popular cheeses for casseroles, pizzas and dips (try this Cheesy Skillet Pizza Dip), mozzarella has a mild, salty flavor. It’s the perfect accompaniment to Italian dishes. And at the grocery store, mozzarella is found in many forms—including block, shredded and fresh.
Find our favorite mozzarella recipes here.
Cheddar is probably the most common cheese in an American kitchen. It has a distinct flavor that ranges in sharpness—all the way from mild to extra-sharp. Use cheddar in macaroni and cheese, soups, dips, appetizers and casseroles, or enjoy on its own with a sleeve of crackers.
Whether you enjoy it grated, shredded, sliced or shaved, Parmesan is a notable addition to your dish. Popular in Italian cooking, this sharp, hard cheese tastes just as good melted into a plate of pasta as it does freshly shaved over a salad.
Light and tangy, provolone is another great addition to Italian dishes. You’ll find slices baked over chicken, cubes incorporated in a salad or shreds melted into a gooey pasta dish.
Havarti has a bold flavor, so it’s the perfect cheese for dressing up nondescript sandwiches or sides.