June 4th is national cheese day, and people are happy to commemorate this incredible popular dairy product. Cheese can be made from the milk of many different animals, but the one that is most popular by far in the US is cheese made from cows’ milk. Regardless of your favorite variety, here are some tips for using cheese in every meal course.
Some of the best hot and cold hors d’oeuvres feature cheese as the main ingredient, while in others it plays a supporting role. Here are a few examples:
- Mini twice backed potatoes – This delicious take on potato skins features applewood smoked bacon, chives, and of course, cheddar cheese.
- Jalapeno poppers – This popular spicy treat can be breaded and fried or wrapped in bacon. You even get your choice of cheese – cheddar or cream cheese.
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese are a delightful combo and can easily be made into an appetizer by serving it on a cracker or crostini.
- Cheese and charcuterie plate – All you have to do is add crackers to your favorite sliced cheeses and meats, and your platter is sure to be a hit.
The Main Course
Cheese can also play a role in delightful main courses. Cheese stuffed meats, burgers topped with melted cheese, and even sides like macaroni and cheese are popular favorites in American cuisine. Mexican cuisine also makes heavy use of cheese and can be used in tacos, burritos, chili rellenos, and more.
Cheese for Dessert? Of course!
You can’t leave out cheesecake! It’s a rich and creamy dessert that can be served plain to highlight the cheesy flavor or topped with chocolate, fruit, and more of your favorite toppings.
Regardless of the role you want cheese to play in your meal, Caterman Catering can provide the perfect menu options. To get your San Jose or Bay Area party catered by experienced professionals, call us today at 408-441-8719.