Egg and Cheese Soufflé

Its name derived from the French verb souffler, meaning “to breathe” or “to puff”, a soufflé’s pillowy top will naturally rise in the oven but slightly deflate just moments after removal. The eggy treat’s fleeting moment of perfection is one of the reasons the dish is handled so delicately by chefs and cherished so deeply by diners. This savory cheese version is courtesy of chef Daniel Skurnick of Le Coucou restaurant in New York City. Get the recipe for Egg and Cheese Soufflé »
Paper-thin layers of pastry are filled with cheese and baked until flaky and golden. Get the recipe for Georgian Cheese Bread (Meskhetian Khachapuri) »

Risotto Cacio e Pepe

Chef Massimo Bottura developed this recipe to utilize the nearly 1,000 wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano damaged after earthquakes devastated the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in 2012. Get the recipe for Risotto Cacio e Pepe »

Venetian Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches

These crisp mini-sandwiches are deep-fried and filled with molten cheese. Get the recipe for Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches »

French Croque Madame Sandwich

The croque monsieur, the classic French ham and cheese sandwich covered in cheesy bechamel, becomes a madame when a fried egg is placed on top of it. Get the recipe for French Croque Madame Sandwich »

Georgian Cheese Bread (Adjaruli Khachapuri)

Georgian Cheese Bread (Adjaruli Khachapuri)

Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings (Strangolapreti)

Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings (Strangolapreti)

Korean Rice Cake “Nachos”

Though not strictly nachos, take a Korean classic—ddukbokki, or spicy rice cakes—and add on an oh-so-American layer of melted cheddar for a stroke of Korean-American pub-fusion brilliance that recalls nachos as much as Korean cooking. Get the recipe for Korean Rice Cake Nachos »

Real Deal Ignacio-Style Nachos

The man’s name was Ignacio Anaya. His nickname was Nacho. When asked what he called the dish he’d just wiped up, Ignacio replied, “Nacho’s especiales.” A balance of pickly, salty, cheesy, and crisp, this recipe—inspired by the Anaya’s—shows that simple can be preferable when it comes to nachos. Get the recipe for Real Deal Ignacio-Style Nachos »

Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Panzerotti

Italian panzerotti are semi-circular pockets of bread that are usually filled with cheese, deep-fried, and eaten hot. SAVEUR intern Suhashini Sarkar first tried these in Milan; her sister has since developed her own recipe that uses a sauce made from fresh tomatoes. It’s reminiscent of pizza, but deep-fried and portable. Get the recipe for Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Panzerotti

Chipa Caburé (Griddled Argentinian Cheese Bread)

This version of the chipa, a traditional manioc-flour-based cheese bread from the Guaraní people in the South American region where Brazil meets Paraguay and Argentina, is griddled over an open flame. Get the recipe for Chipa Caburé (Griddled Argentinian Cheese Bread) »
A decadent mixture of Gruyere, garlic, wine, and kirsch is scooped onto bread rounds and fried to perfection—golden and crisp outside, gooey inside—in this recipe for classic Swiss cheese fritters. Get the recipe for Malakoffs (Swiss Fondue Fritters)
Garlic butter and fresh cheese adorn rolls of lavash. Get the recipe for Rolled Flatbread with Butter and Cheese (Sinori) »

Cheddar Cheese Kulcha

Cheddar Cheese Kulcha

Mozzarella Sticks

Crispy breading encases gooey melted mozzarella cheese in this classic appetizer. Get the recipe for Mozzarella Sticks »

Classic Easy Lasagna

Lasagna gets a bad rap for being a labor-intensive dish, but with a few shortcuts, like starting with store-bought lasagna sheets, you can make a great cheesy version any night of the week. Get the recipe Classic Easy Lasagna »

Chile con Queso

With both serrano chiles and jalapeños, the dip has a bright spiciness that cuts through the richness of two cheeses. The tangy sour cream added at the end brings it over the top. Get the recipe for Chile con Queso »

Eastern Townships, Quebec

Eastern Townships, Quebec
Käsespaätzle—spätzle with cheese, butter, and onions—is the perfect match for acidic salads and crisp German lagers.