When you’re in the mood for stodge, sometimes only cheese will fit the bill. But we're not talking a scant sprinkling of feta or modest slice of goat’s cheese here, we’re talking comforting recipes that are turbo-loaded with melting, hot cheese that demand to be eaten straight from the cooker.


So, dust off your grater and practice your best cheese jokes, as we have 10 recipes to knock your socks off.

For more inspiration, see what to serve on a cheeseboard, how to bake camembert and our decadent cheesy pasta recipes.

Or, see our ultimate collection of cheese recipes, including cheesy dough balls and macaroni cheese.

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Top any dish with loads of this creamy sauce to add extra-cheesy flavour.

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1) Brie wrapped in brioche


This recipe is a labour of love, but so worth it. We’re talking a whole baked brie wrapped in crisp, golden brioche and prosciutto. The recipe officially serves eight, but we’re not sure we’re that generous...

Try our brie wrapped in prosciutto & brioche

2) Triple-cheese dauphinoise


Turns out it is possible to build on the magnificent bedrock that is pommes dauphinoise – just add cheese to the power of three. We’ve supplemented the traditional gruyère with parmesan and untraditional cheddar.

Try our triple-cheese & bacon dauphinoise

3) Cheese & potato pie


Call off the search: we’ve found the best hybrid recipe of all time. This puff pastry pie neatly fuses tartiflette, fondue and baked camembert. It’s served with a tangy chicory salad as a foil for all that dairy.

Try our melty cheese & potato pie

4) Baked fondue dip


Whether you make it stovetop or serve it in a little Alpine pot by candlelight, we can’t find anything we don’t like about fondue. This medley contains four different cheeses, making it an ideal receptacle for odds and ends of cheeseboard leftovers.

Try our melty cheese fondue pot

5) Tartiflette


Tartiflette is a rib-sticking dish from the French Alps that’s made from potatoes, Reblochon cheese, lardons and onions. Add to the mix a tub of cream, and this becomes a next level potato dish.

Try our tartiflette

6) Macaroni cheese


Banish all notions of macaroni in a tin – this pasta bake has gone high-end, with many restaurants now offering ultra-luxe versions of it. We did a forensic comb of all the mac ‘n’ cheese recipes on our site and discovered this one contains the most cheese per serving. You’re welcome.

Try our beer mac & cheese

7) Fondue baked potatoes


The trick to giving these après-ski-worthy spuds real wow-factor is choosing a good European melting cheese, like Reblochon, raclette or gruyère. The subtle nuttiness of the cheese combined with salty bacon, double cream and parsley is nothing short of miraculous.

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Try our cheesy topped baked potatoes

8) Deluxe toasties


Whether you’re talking rarebit, croque-madame or a good old-fashioned panini, the combination of melted cheese and toasted bread will never get old. Our favourite way to take a toastie up a notch is to pan-fry it, with a secret ingredient spread on the outside of the bread to give it a golden, crispy finish: mayonnaise.

Try our membrillo, chorizo & cheddar toastie

9) Baked camembert with homemade breadsticks


The sight of a melted whole camembert straight from the oven is enough to make us swoop like starved vultures, so this breadstick creation is enough to give us palpitations. Each stick is wrapped in crisp pancetta, too.

Try our baked camembert with bacon-wrapped breadsticks

10) Triple-cheese lasagne


Strictly speaking, you’re not meant to add cheese to a regular béchamel, but rules are made to be broken. This fromage-laden dish features a ricotta and parmesan layer and cheddar sauce, plus rich, tomatoey aubergines by way of contrast.

Try our triple-cheese & aubergine lasagne

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What’s your favourite way to serve cheese? We'd like to hear your outrageous recipe ideas.

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