“You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.”
― Anthony Bourdain
Cheese is revered by foodies from all parts of the world. In fact, almost every part of the globe has its own favorite variety of the milk byproduct.
On top of the list is New York cheesecake, which found its place in the hearts of many foodies around the world. This recipe from Art and the Kitchen is a basic one, made with a combination of cream cheese, sour cream and butter. The tartness of the lemon cuts through the richness of the dairy and the result is perfection.
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
5 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups sour cream, room temperature
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1½ cups sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 vanilla beans (can substitute 1½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
This pumpkin cheese bars recipe from She Wears Many Hats owes its natural sweetness from pumpkin puree. The slight bitterness of the Oreo crust balances out the richness of the cream cheese and pumpkin combo.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from She Wears Many Hats
20 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
2½ tablespoon butter, melted
16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
For cheese heads who are looking for more savory cheesy recipes, this cheddar cookies from Cheap Recipe Blog may be worth whipping up. Made with just five ingredients. Six if you count salt.
Cheddar Cheese Cookies from Cheap Recipe Blog
1/2 cup room temperature butter
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of salt
6 drops of hot sauce
TIP: Use a silicone mat when making cookies to cut clean up time in half.
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