I Heart Cheese: A Cookbook: 60 Ooey, Gooey, Delicious Meals for Serious Cheese Lovers

I Heart Cheese: A Cookbook: 60 Ooey, Gooey, Delicious Meals for Serious Cheese Lovers

by Mihaela Metaxa-Albu
I Heart Cheese: A Cookbook: 60 Ooey, Gooey, Delicious Meals for Serious Cheese Lovers

I Heart Cheese: A Cookbook: 60 Ooey, Gooey, Delicious Meals for Serious Cheese Lovers

by Mihaela Metaxa-Albu


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Delightful Recipes That Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Ingredient

It’s an undeniable fact: Cheese makes life better. With this special collection of recipes, you and all the cheese fanatics in your life can indulge in exciting new dishes that bring the world’s favorite culinary ingredient front and center—right where it belongs. Mihaela Metaxa-Albu, former chef at Zuma London and founder of the food blog Blondelish.com, presents 60 inspired dishes that are sure to satisfy every one of your cravings for savory, salty, ooey-gooey cheesy goodness. From luscious mozzarella and Brie, to aromatically sharp Gouda and Cheddar, to the wonderfully stinky Gorgonzola and other blues—Mihaela draws out the best flavors of each type of cheese in simple weeknight-friendly meals.

These unique dishes are perfect for entertaining. With Mihaela’s beautiful, vibrant photography accompanying every recipe, not only does each one come alive on the page, but you’ll also see how best to plate it. Indulge in rich affairs like Burrata and Roasted Tomato Pasta or Creamy Roquefort Chicken Gnocchi. Enjoy reimagined classics like a Pancetta-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Blue Mac & Cheese with Stilton and Brie Rosemary Potato Bake. Take fruitand-cheese pairings up a notch with dishes like Pear and Pecorino Salad. You’ll even learn how to make homemade batches of fresh cheese, ricotta and cream cheese. With Mihaela’s luscious recipes and stunning photography, you’ll be transported to cheese heaven with every bite.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645671800
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2020
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 286,811
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mihaela Metaxa-Albu is the creator of the website Blondelish.com. She is also the founder and creative director of YumCreative.com, a food photography company. Mihaela is the former pastry chef of the illustrious restaurant Zuma London. She currently lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Burrata, Mozzarella, Ricotta & Cream Cheese

Creamy Meals with Mild Yet Addictive Fresh Cheese 13

Pancetta-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Sandwich 14

Burrata and Roasted Tomato Pasta 17

Chocolate Chip Ricotta Pancakes 18

Citrusy Fennel and Burrata Salad 21

No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Jars 22

Ricotta Coconut Almond Cake 25

Marinated Mozzarella Balls 26

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Avocado 29

Homemade Fresh Cheese 30

Homemade Labneh with Za'atar 33

Homemade Ricotta Cheese 34

Homemade-Cream Cheese with Lemon-Herb Seasoning 37

Brie, Feta & Goat Cheese

Flavor-Packed Dishes with Lush and Creamy Soft Cheeses 39

Sesame-Crusted Feta with Crunchy Sautéed Veggies 40

Strawberry and Crumbled Feta Avocado Toast 43

Herb-Marinated Goat Cheese 44

Goat Cheese Berry Salad 47

Brie Rosemary Potato Bake 48

Chicken Peach Quinoa Bowls with Crumbled Feta 51

Feta-Loaded Panzanella Salad 52

Feta Quinoa Tabbouleh 55

Savory Pancakes with Crumbled Feta and Chives 56

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese 59

Feta Peach Summer Salad 60

Greek Avocado Toast 63

Mediterranean Tray Bake 64

Stilton, Roquefort & Gorgonzola

Meals with Pungent, Rich and Smooth Semi-Soft Cheeses 67

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Gorgonzola Piccante 68

Blue Cheese, Cranberry and Spinach Pasta 71

Twice-Baked Butternut Squash with Gorgonzola 72

Blue Mac & Cheese 75

Stilton-Stuffed Sweet Potato Boats 76

Creamy Roquefort Chicken Gnocchi 79

Apple and Stilton Salad with Roasted Hazelnuts 80

Bacon and Stilton Mashed Potatoes 83

Cauliflower Soup with Blue Cheese and Beetroot 84

Buffalo Cheese Ball with Crumbled Stilton 87

Gouda, Gruyère, Cheddar, Halloumi & Provolone

Sharp Yet Not Too Tangy Meals with Semi-Firm Cheeses 89

Philly Cheese Steak Skillet with Provolone 90

Crispy Halloumi "Fries" with Roasted Tomato Dip 93

Cheesy Chicken Croquettes with Sharp Cheddar 94

Brocc & Cheese 97

Mediterranean Cobb Salad with Fried Halloumi 98

Cheesy Hash Browns with Red Cheddar and Provolone 101

Avocado and Gouda-Stuffed French Toast 102

Smoky Mac & Cheese 105

Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padano & Pecorino Romano

Rich, Savory Meals with Decadent Hard-Grating Cheeses 107

Pear and Pecorino Salad 108

Grana Padano Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce 111

Savory Chili and Grana Padano Cookies 112

Chili Parmesan Sweet Potato Soup 115

Parmesan Roasted Carrots 116

Parmesan Roasted Chickpea Salad 119

Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper and Nutmeg 120

Black Pepper Pecorino and Mushroom Risotto 123

Mix & Match

Delicious, Flavorful Combos of Different Cheeses and Textures 125

Mozzarella Zucchini Frittata with Shaved Parmesan 126

Mediterranean Mozzarella Salad with Parmesan Dressing 129

Savory Cheesecake with Honey-Roasted Pears 130

Triple Cheese Garlic Mushroom Toast 133

Cheeseburger Crostini with Melted Emmental and Mozzarella 134

Cheese Mushroom Skillet 137

Cheddar and Feta Spinach Muffins 138

Deconstructed Cheese Board Salad 141

The Classic Cheese Platter 142

Cheese List 145

Acknowledgments 147

About the Author 147

Index 148

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