When it comes to national holidays, there's no argument that National Cheese Day is one of the top. It’s a day that can be spend saying all sorts of cheesy jokes, wearing all of your favorite cheesy clothes, and of course, eating tons of cheesy foods. Which is why you’re going to need a few recipes with cheese to try on deck for National Cheese Day on June 4, 2017.
Although the origins of National Cheese Day are unknown, this day seems pretty iconic in my opinion. Cheese is an essential part of my diet; it seriously makes everything I eat taste way better. (Yes, even dessert, because cream-cheese filled desserts are the absolute best.) This National Cheese Day, I plan on buying an expensive artisanal cheese to snack on as I make some kind of delicious macaroni & cheese dish with vegetables while I sip on a Malbec or a Cabernet Sauvignon. Not sure what you’re going to make? No worries, the long list ahead will guide you through that process.
Thankfully, National Cheese Day 2017 lands on a Sunday — which means you brunch game can involve any of these cheesy recipes. So pick out the foods that you can’t brunch without and attempt these recipes during this upcoming holiday!
A light cheese pastry for a delicious appetizer idea from The Kitchn.
Creamy Four Cheese Mac & Cheese With Buttery Ritz Crackers
Why have a normal mac & cheese when you can mix four delectable cheeses and topped with a cracker breading with this recipe by Half Baked Harvest?
Are you a fan of pancakes and crepes? Than you are going to love blintzes! It is a crepe-like dessert (or breakfast, honestly) filled with a vanilla, cream-cheese filling. Topped with a delicious strawberry topping, this recipe by Tori Avery is worth a try on National Cheese Day!
Cheeseburger & Egg Grilled Cheese
If you love cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, and egg sandwiches, than this sandwich is definitely for you. Fry up a burger patty on a skillet, and throw it between two pieces of sourdough with tons of cheese and fried egg. Seriously, so delicious. Get the recipe details over at I Am A Food Blog.
Stuffed Figs With Goat Cheese
This simple five-ingredient recipe by Tori Avery will make your National Cheese Day party a hit! Great appetizer to pair with your other cheesy selections.
3-Ingredient Blue Cheese Appetizer
Not a cook? Not a problem! This recipe by Half Baked Harvest will have you eating what quite possibly could be categorized as a gourmet appetizer in just 15 minutes and three ingredients!
Pizza Margherita Grilled Cheese
Can’t decide on having pizza or grilled cheese on National Cheese Day? Forget deciding and just smash the two together with this recipe by Cooking For Keeps.
Apple Sage Grilled Cheese
For a much different kind of grilled cheese, try this fancy apple sage one by Love & Lemons.
Pub Cheese Spread
Trying to save money by not heading to the bar? Make your own at home with How Sweet Eats and serve this pub cheese spread with soft pretzels and veggies!
Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
For all of the grilled cheese & tomato soup lovers out there, this easy roll-up recipe by Damn Delicious will make your grilled cheese, tomato soup dipping dreams come true (and let’s be honest, way easier).
Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
Another great cheesy-dipping appetizer from Damn Delicious. These mac and cheese balls will for sure be a hit if you’re having anyone over to celebrate National Cheese Day.
Lobster Mac & Cheese
It is getting close to summer after all, which means eating lots of seafood is pretty much a necessity — or, at least, it is for me! Celebrate the sunshine and warm weather with this Lobster Mac & Cheese by Steamy Kitchen.
Pimento Cheese Dip
Trying to stay away from the carbs? This cheese dip by The Kitchn is a great way to enjoy all of the cheese and forget about the carbs to go with it! Cut up some delicious vegetables to dip in the cheese.
Blackened Salmon Burgers With Herbed Cream Cheese
I know burgers typically have cheddar cheese, but have you ever tried putting a soft cheese or a spread on your burger? It’s seriously a game changer. This recipe by Half Baked Harvest will certainly have you converted to soft-cheese burgers from now on.
Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
There are pretty much a zillion ways to make a chocolate chip cookie, but I bet you’ve never attempted a batch with cream cheese. In my opinion, cream cheese is a secret weapon when it comes to baking — so you’ll want to give this recipe by Averie Cooks a try!
Grilled Egg & Cheese
One of my favorite breakfasts of all time is frying up a piece of toast with a cracked egg in the middle! Basically this grilled cheese by I Am A Food Blog is egg-in-a-whole 2.0, and it’s glorious.
Looking for something extra crazy to try on National Cheese Day? Attempt a cheese soufflé with this recipe by Steamy Kitchen! If you succeed, I seriously salute you.
Pull-Apart Cheesy Bread
Not even Chip and Joanna Gaines can live up to the amazing relationship that is cheese and bread. This pull-apart cheesy bread by The Kitchn will have you screaming “I’m in love” all day long.
Homemade Velveeta Cheese
Why not make cheese on National Cheese Day? Especially if it means getting to have your very own block of Velveeta all to yourself! Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker.
Looking for a soft homemade cheese? This Ukrainian style homemade cheese by Natasha’s Kitchen only requires two ingredients!
Cuban Grilled Cheese
I’m pretty confident in saying that cuban sandwiches are seriously the best sandwiches of all time, which is why this particular recipe by The Kitchn will make your National Cheese Day top notch.
Is there anything better than a huge bowl of melted cheese and chopped snacks to share? Will, eating it all by yourself would probably make it better, because who would actually want to share a delicious pot of melted cheese? Not me! Get this easy fondue recipe over at Tori Avery.
Pão de Queijo
If cheese bread is your go-to snack, then maybe it’s time to switch it up for National Cheese Day. Try this Brazilian cheese bread recipe over at The Kitchn!
Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread
Perfect way to start your National Cheese Day with this cream cheese filled banana by Averie Cooks.
Obsessed with that side of nacho cheese that comes with chips at movie theaters or sports arenas? Well now you can enjoy it right at home with this easy 10-minute recipe by Damn Delicious!
Roasted Pears With Bacon & Blue Cheese
For a slightly healthier National Cheese Day, give these roasted pears a try with The Kitchn.
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken
Ranch, cream cheese, and bacon? Yes, please! This crack chicken recipe by Cookies & Cups is so good that you’ll be licking the slow cooker clean (when it cools off, obviously).
Garlic Cheese Fries
I would label myself a garlic connoisseur, which means that these garlic cheese fries by Damn Delicious will absolutely be made in my apartment on National Cheese Day.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Swirly Buns
Another great recipe to wake up to on National Cheese Day! This homemade swirly bun recipe on The Kitchn is filled with the second most famous couple in all of the land — strawberries and cream cheese.
There are many things that I miss after moving from Chicago, but there is one that sticks out amongst the rest: Garrett’s Popcorn. I miss the delicious Chicago mix with the cheese and caramel popcorn that would always sooth my soul in ways that other foods just couldn’t. If you’re looking for a unique and extremely delicious snack on National Cheese Day, head to A Spicy Perspective for a glimpse of this heavenly dish.
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
A mix of veggies, pasta, and cheese for a slightly healthier version of your favorite dish — over on Damn Delicious.
Flank Steak With Goat Cheese
Talk about a fancy appetizer to have on National Cheese Day! This recipe by Steamy Kitchen will be a delicious pair with a glass of red wine.
Farro Salad With Arugula, Radishes, & Goat Cheese
Looking for a light spring salad to go with all of those heavy bread and cheese dishes? This salad by The Kitchn will be a delicious twist to your array of cheesy foods on National Cheese Day.
Latkes may be an exclusive Hanukkah tradition, but who says you can’t enjoy them during the springtime as well? This recipe by Tori Avery will have you looking forward to the winter already!
Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti
More of a spaghetti gal than a macaroni chick? Than this baked spaghetti by Damn Delicious is exactly what you need on National Cheese Day.
Ukrainian Syrniki (Cheese Pancakes)
Another authentic Ukrainian dish by Natasha’s Kitchen to try this National Cheese Day — especially if raspberries and powdered sugar are involved.
Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza
And lastly, a delicious pizza recipe to top your National Cheese Day. This unique recipe by Tori Avery involve the delicious combo of fig and goat cheese, giving your usual go-to dinner a creative twist.