Cheese Lovers Day on Jan. 20 presents the perfect reason to try some new cheese recipes. This versatile food adds protein, calcium and oodles of flavour to appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Food historians estimate that over 1,800 types of cheeses exist in the world. You're probably going to need more than one Cheese Lovers Day to cook with them all.
Bakers will enjoy making this cheesy appetizer because you start with a buttery, yeast dough. After kneading and rising the dough, you roll small dough pieces into small circles and fill them with mozzarella cubes and grated Gruyère. Close the dough around the cheese and let the balls rise again. Brush with garlic butter and bake. Serve with a tomato dipping sauce.
This quiche recipe packs in cheesy flav
our with 4 ounces each of shredded Swiss and Cheddar cheese. The recipe conveniently calls for a premade pie shell, but pastry nerds can feel free to make their own crusts. After baking the pie shell, brown bulk pork sausage and sprinkle in the shell. Add a layer of sliced hard-boiled eggs and the cheeses. Whisk eggs with milk. Season with salt and pepper and pour into the shell. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
When it comes to cheese desserts, cream cheese is king. To whip up this no-bake dessert, mix softened cream cheese with powdered sugar. Drain a can of crushed pineapple. Fold whipped topping and pineapple into the cream cheese sugar mixture and spread on a graham cracker crust. Sprinkle the top with shredded coconut and chill the pie before serving.
Making cheese might be the best way to celebrate Cheese Lovers Day, and ricotta is super simple to make in the home kitchen. Slowly heat whole milk, buttermilk, cream and kosher salt in a stock pot until it reaches 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the mix stand for 1 hour and then scoop out cheese curds with a slotted spoon into a colander lined with cheese cloth. Allow cheese to drain for 2 hours and then refrigerate.
Amazing cheese from around the world
In Vancouver, Famous Foods stocks cheeses from Canada and Europe. We have cheese made from cow, goat, or sheep milk. Come discover a new cheese at our natural foods store.