Five ways with cheese

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?



  1. October 7, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    every month is cheese month in Belleau Kitchen but i'm happy to celebrate October with you!

    • October 7, 2015 / 9:58 pm

      I wish I hadn't just read this, now I have an insatiable craving for cheese scones! Thanks for that recipe, it looks like a winner (anything that avoids rubbing in butter is a good thing, in my book).

  2. October 7, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    That cheesecake is superb – I would have not to be able to eat cheese! Cheers from a fellow Kiwi – Carole's Chatter

  3. October 8, 2015 / 1:19 am

    Happy cheese month – these all look great though my eyes light up at the gorgeous colours of the moosewood salad (I love a moosewood salad and haven't tried this one). I am also very tempted by your sara lee cheesecake – it is just the right weather for it

  4. October 8, 2015 / 9:24 pm

    Lucy, I love cheese, and these all look wonderful! Could eat a small slice of the cheesecake this very minute!

  5. October 10, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Yes please to all of these Lucy, preferably together in one glorious meal 😀

  6. October 13, 2015 / 3:41 am

    Ooh that cheesy bread has my tummy rumbling. I must get breakfast…Maybe cheese on toast…

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