You will notice that the only thing that these recipes all have in common is that they include cheese! Since the focus of this blog is cheesy recipes, I wanted to stay true to that and provide serving suggestions that are cheese related and unique so you can surprise your foodie friends with an unexpected burger platter.
Each of these combinations has a variety of flavors and textures, and this is the key to developing a recipe. If you want to substitute certain items, try to find something different, but still within the particular flavor family to substitute. This means that you should swap sweet and acidic for something else sweet and acidic, or salty for salty to keep the combination balanced.
This tasty tart is great for a warm, savory lunch along side soup or salad, or as an appetizer for dinner. It can be dressed up with a drizzle of herb oil or pesto, and the sweet and salty combination will satisfy most palates! Also, not only is it is relatively easy to make, it offers great bang for your buck as the only expensive ingredient is the cheese.
I know there are a lot of recipes out there that say you can caramelize onions in 25 minutes, but I really recommend letting them cook for around 45 minutes so that the sweet flavor really comes out.
Blue cheese and pear is such a great classic combination because all of the different flavors enhance each other. Add a little peppery arugula and tangy honey balsamic dressing, and you have a single dish that packs a strong flavor punch.