Cheddar cheese, is not only one of the most well known cheeses, but also one of the most versatile and can be enjoyed in many ways. It can be used in appetizers, desserts, and main courses. Take it beyond the Ritz cracker with the following ideas.
Try cheddar cheese ice cream. Before you blanche, this is actually quite a tasty combo. Converts say that the cheddar cheese, which is melted into the vanilla ice cream, gives the dessert a rich, custardy taste with a slight tang that balances well with the sweet ice cream. It is well known in the Philippines, but you will find quite a few recipes online. Another delectable cheddar cheese dessert is Apple Cheddar Cheese Dessert (Lasagna). A baking pan is laid with sweetened and floured apple slices. Add a cupful of grated cheddar cheese over the apples, and bake until golden brown.
A good thing about cheese is that it fits well into low carb diets, and even those not on the diet plan can enjoy the extremely delicious cheddar cheese recipes on the plan. Baked Cheddar Crisps are extremely popular and taste like nachos. Take grated cheddar cheese and spoon it into little mounds on a silicon mat placed on a cookie sheet. Bake for about five minutes in the oven, and allow to cool and harden before serving. You can serve them with things like guacamole or spicy ground beef.
A great idea for a main course is Cheddar Cheese Chicken With Bacon. Breaded chicken is baked for thirty minutes. Five minutes before it's done, grated cheddar cheese and bacon is added. Tender chicken and the wonderful kick of cheddar pump up the volume of an otherwise ordinary main dish.
Don't let your imagination limit your options with this amazingly versatile cheese.