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Cheese is for Lovers

January 20 is National Cheese Lover's Day. Celebrate with delightful cheesy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert.

Some crave Thanksgiving dinner all year long. Others lust after Valentine’s Day chocolates and wine. Many eagerly anticipate a festive Independence Day barbecue. However, the holiday I hold most dear is today — National Cheese Lover’s Day!

My love affair with cheese had humble beginnings with lunch box string cheese (bit right off instead of shredded, of course) and my mom’s simple grilled cheese. It blossomed as I discovered the delights of goat cheese in salads and on pizzas and relished a pungent blue on a cheese plate without even a cracker in sight. And late night homemade, gourmet mac and cheese is my ultimate indulgence.

Let’s take a moment (or hopefully several) to acknowledge this most delicious of days by enjoying cheese all day long. This list of recipes is a great place to start

Winter Greens Pesto
Recipe Rating: 3.38001

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche
Recipe Rating: 3.60234

Savory Cheese, Cranberry and Herb Mini Muffins
Recipe Rating: 3.42291

Warm Spinach Salad with Apple and Robusto Cheese
Recipe Rating: 3.5401

Grilled Caprese Salad
Recipe Rating: 3.13703

Carrot and Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Recipe Rating: 3.54423

Blue Cheese Herb Popcorn
Recipe Rating: 3.01229

Butternut Squash with Wilted Spinach and Blue Cheese
Recipe Rating: 4.02512

Celery Root and Potato Gratin
Recipe Rating: 3.40358

How to Cook: Mac and Cheese
Recipe Rating: 3.14907

Savory Fig and Goat Cheese Tart with Arugula
Recipe Rating: 3.79519

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Truffles
Recipe Rating: 3.62628

What is the first cheese you’re grabbing for National Cheese Lover's Day, and how do you intend to eat it? On its own or in a dish?

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