There are so many types of cheese available today and it seems that for every variety of cheese available there are dozens or more cheese recipes to choose from. Cheese is often used in main dishes but also in side dishes, baked goods and delicious dips and fondues. In the world of cheese, there's something for everyone and there are dishes for every occasion. Cheese can be enjoyed for a simple lunch, with crackers and fresh fruit or in elegant recipes such as soufflés and tarts. There are recipes available from almost every corner of the world.
When you're looking for cheese recipes, an excellent skill to master is making a basic, but good, cheese sauce. Once you have mastered the art of a good cheese sauce, you'll find that it has a multitude of uses, as well as forming the basis of many dishes. It can be used simply as it is, to accompany fish or vegetables or can be used in complex recipes - the choice is yours. A good cheese sauce also has the advantage of being inexpensive to make and can make the most of the oddments of cheese that are so often left in the refrigerator. It’s so versatile that it's worth making a large batch and keeping it in a lidded container in the fridge. Then, you're ready to create some fabulous cheese recipes quickly and easily.
Faced with boring steamed vegetables, you'll be able to make them more exciting by adding some of your cheese sauce. Add herbs to make it even more flavorful. Use it as a base to make toppings for toast. Mushrooms in cheese sauce, served on toast points is a nourishing and filling snack or, served with a salad, an excellent light meal. Your basic cheese sauce serves as a basis for casseroles; add cooked sliced chicken, leftover green vegetables and whatever else you have to hand. Sprinkle a little more shredded cheese on top, bake until the cheese bubbles and you have a quick meal made from leftovers that is delicious and quick.
Of course, the variety of cheese recipes you'll find is enormous. Cheese can be baked into a basic bread recipe, it can be used in tasty quiches and even deserts often feature certain types of cheese; cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts available today. A simple meal idea is to cook your favorite pasta as directed, and just before serving, add a few chopped nuts, some herbs and some freshly-grated cheese. Cheese has the added advantage of being very nutritious and is an important source of protein, particularly if you're cutting down on your meat consumption, as so many people are these days. Cheese can range a great deal in price. Save the more expensive cheeses for your after-dinner cheese board at dinner parties and find good, inexpensive cheeses for cooking at home.
During your search for cheese recipes you'll discover many dishes that are suitable for everyday meals that are quick and easy to prepare. You'll be adding variety to your diet, along with valuable nutrients to keep you and your family healthy and in great shape.
Chef Qing Hua, grew up helping in a food stall and learned about traditional cooking methods there. He received a diploma from the Overseas Institute of Cookery of Hong Kong and later traveled to many places to learn about various cooking recipes like cheese recieps