A classic croque moniseur is a cheese lover's dream. Photo / Babiche Martens

12 Recipes Every Cheese Lover Needs In Their Life

Say cheese! These delicious dishes celebrate cheese in all its glory — whether it's melted on a sandwich, grated over pasta or stirred into sauce

Croque Monsieur
The French may have nailed the most comforting dish ever with the croque monsieur. Thick slices of white bread, smoky ham off the bone, Dijon mustard and rich gruyere cheese sauce come together to create the ultimate sandwich. 

Bacon & Cheese Pasta
Quick, simple and budget-friendly, this recipe is a winner for both fussy kids and adults craving a taste of nostalgia. A sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves is a nice token of greenery. 

This pizza recipe is the perfect excuse to eat blue cheese. Photo / Babiche Martens

Blue Cheese & Onion Pizza
All you need is a pre-made pizza base and a few simple ingredients to create this indulgent meal. If you're yet to try blue cheese on a pizza, you're in luck. It's mouth-watering with soft red onion, pesto and mozzarella.  

Pan-Fried Feta Cheese With Honey & Tomato Salad
Try this recipe once and you'll soon become obsessed. Perfect for impromptu guests, fried feta is simple and impressive. It is delicious with a salad on the side and a good drizzle of honey, 

Twice-Baked Pumpkin & Blue Cheese Souffles
The stronger the cheese, the more intense the flavour with this recipe. Enjoy these souffles straight from the oven when they’re puffed and golden.

Jazz up your next antipasto platter with these moreish little biscuits. Photo / Babiche Martens

Cheese & Olive Biscuits 
If you thought your platter skills couldn't get any better, wait until you make your own biscuits. These delicate little creations are wonderfully savoury and smell divine coming out of the oven. 

Macaroni Cheese With Lemon, Thyme & Bacon
You say comfort food, we say mac 'n' cheese. This modern version sees macaroni served with oozing hot melted cheese and a hint of fresh lemon and thyme. True cheese lovers can add feta or blue cheese for an extra kick. 

Indulge in four different types of cheese when you dig into this tart. Photo / Babiche Martens

Four Cheese Tarts
If you've ever wanted to eat all your favourite cheeses in one go, this is the meal you've been looking for.

Goat's Cheese Arancini Balls
Sharp, tangy goat's cheese is the perfect addition to these rich little morsels. Serve with garlic aioli for an impressive snack at your next drinks.  

Caramelised Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Miso Butter
Love grilled cheese? Try this recipe, adapted from Raquel Pelzel's 'Umami Bomb' cookbook. These indulgent sandwiches get a nice tang from wholegrain mustard and a big hit of umami from the miso and the caramelised onions. 

Eating your vegetables is easy when they're topped with two types of cheese. Photo / Babiche Martens

Roast Florets With Two Cheeses
What's better than one type of cheese? Two. This recipe sees cauliflower and broccoli paired with breadcrumbs, nuts, feta and parmesan, then roasted to perfection.  If you're wary of either of these vegetables, this dish is a delicious introduction. 

Garlic, Leek & Ricotta Tart
With ricotta, parmesan, cream and butter, this tart is a dairy lover's dream. Softened garlic and leeks add a delicate flavour, and a crisp green salad offsets any post-cheese guilt. 

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