Aged cheeses: Asiago, Parmesan, Romano
- These hard Italian cheeses have a sharp, salty flavor and work best as a garnish for finished dishes.
- Sprinkle these grated or shredded cheeses over classic pasta dishes or combine with bread crumbs for a flavorful coating for chicken and fish.
Parmesan Crusted Cod with Potatoes and Green Beans
Asparagus Caesar with Parmesan Crumbs
Spring Green Risotto
Firm cheeses: Cheddar, Swiss
- These all-around favorites are versatile for pairing with family-friendly comfort foods and melting into soups and sauces.
- Mild Cheddar is creamy in texture because it is not aged as long as sharp Cheddar, which can be slightly crumbly.
- Swiss cheese has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor that brings a distinctive taste to grilled cheese sandwiches and fondue.
One Pan White Cheddar Corn Casserole
Carrot Cheddar Soup in Bread Bowls
Reuben-Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Semi-soft cheeses: Monterey Jack, mozzarella
- With their mild flavor and soft texture, these cheeses work best for melting into sauces and on top of baked casseroles and pastas.
- Monterey Jack has a slightly firm texture that is similar to mild Cheddar, but creamier. It’s a staple in many Mexican-American dishes.
- Mozzarella’s meltiness makes it a standby for Italian baked pasta dishes and pizza with any toppings you want.
Veggie Pizza Quesadillas
Southern Style Mac and Cheese Casserole
Easy Skillet Spinach Lasagna