Smile, it’s National Cheese Month! I know these things (National Donut Day, anyone?) are spurious at best, but if the New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association wants us to dedicate October to the noble activity of eating cheese, I’m not about to argue.
Instead, I humbly offer you five of my favourite cheesy recipes…
Secret cheese and onion bread – soft, white, pillowy dough, with a molten cheese middle. Blissful.
Roasted cauliflower cheese – exactly what it says, but with spices (and optional potatoes, or greens, or both).
Jenny’s cheesy potatoes – an absolute Corry family classic (no one can make them like Jenny can, but with practice, you can nearly reach cheese and potato nirvana).
Bermuda salad – a Moosewood Cookbook number, in which cheese plays an important but not overpowering role. I was dubious too, but it’s very good.
Sara Lee cheesecake – looks just like a bought one, tastes a million times better (and is about as easy to make as pulling one out of a packet).
What’s your favourite thing to do with cheese?