Food & Drink

The Best Ways To Get Your Cheddar Fix

We found someone who's never eaten cheddar before. Let's throw recipes at them!
11/27/2012 09:08am ET | Updated July 25, 2014

We stumbled across an amazing thing the other day today -- Reddit user WBuffet had never eaten cheddar cheese before. "I just bought cheddar for the first time. I have 0.7 pound. What to do?" WBuffet asked, including, "Cheddar is not a mainstream cheese in Iceland. Gimme ideas!"

Can you imagine? Getting to taste the tangy, sharp, salty stuff for the very first time? Needless to say, we are very excited for WBuffet and wish them the best. But we felt it our personal responsibility to make sure that Wbuffet, and anyone else like this Reddit user, fully grasps the greatness that is cheddar. So, we gathered together the best, most cheese-filled recipes we could find. Recipes that really highlight the bold flavors of cheddar.

Here they are -- for anyone out there who has never been acquainted with all that is great about cheddar cheese and for all of you who long-time fans too.

1
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Pancakes With Roasted Blueberry Honey Syrup
Half Baked Harvest
2
Smoked Cheddar Grilled Cheese With Granny Smith Apple & Dijon Mustard
Adventures in Cooking
3
Cheddar Waffle Breakfast Sandwich
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Cheddar Waffle Breakfast Sandwich recipe from A Beautiful Mess
4
Caramelized Apple + Cheddar Cheese Soft Pretzels With Apple Cider Dipping Sauce
Half Baked Harvest
5
Roasted Pumpkin Chipotle Cheddar Tots With Avocado Blue Cheese Ranch
Half Baked Harvest
6
Sweet Honey Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Biscuits
Half Baked Harvest
7
New England Apple Cheddar Galette
Simply Recipes
Get the New England Apple Cheddar Galette recipe from Simply Recipes
8
Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing recipe from Half Baked Harvest
9
Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread recipe from Genius Recipes via Food52
10
Potato Cheddar Guinness Soup
Simply Recipes
Get the Potato Cheddar Guinness Soup recipe from Simply Recipes
11
Buffalo Cheddar Chex Mix
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Buffalo Cheddar Chex Mix recipe from Half Baked Harvest
12
Cheddar Ale Soup With Chili Cheese Popcorn
Half Baked Harvest
13
Savory Corn Beef Brisket + Irish Cheddar French Toast with Kale Pesto Slaw
Half Baked Harvest
14
Aged Cheddar And Pilsner Fondue
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Aged Cheddar and Pilsner Fondue recipe from darksideofthespoon via Food52
15
Loaded Potato And Cheddar Chip Dip
Eclectic Recipes
Get the Loaded Potato And Cheddar Chip Dip recipe from Eclectic Recipes
16
Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili And Cheddar Polenta Pot Pies
Half Baked Harvest
17
Baked Macaroni And Cheese
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Baked Macaroni And Cheese recipe from A Beautiful Mess
18
Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers
This Gal Cooks
Get the Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers recipe from This Gal Cooks
19
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese
BS' In The Kitchen
Get the Broccoli & Cheddar Soup Grilled Cheese recipe from BS' In The Kitchen
20
Savory Bread Pudding With Aged Gouda & Cheddar Cheese
Adventures in Cooking
21
Healthy Loaded Cheddar + Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dogs
Half Baked Harvest
22
Cheddar, Broccoli & Bacon Stuffed Potatoes
Eclectic Recipes
23
Macheesmo Mud
Macheesmo
Get the Macheesmo Mud recipe from Macheesmo

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