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Reema Bhalla Feb 18 2015

Popular cheesy dishes from around the world.

Kanika Nevatia Feb 18 2015
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Time to take a cheesy trip around the world and allow your mouth to drool in delight. No matter which part of the globe you’re in, you are sure to be a big fan of the local cheese dishes. Here are some of the most popular cheesy dishes around the world.


Originating in Italy, this oven-baked flat bread topped with tomato sauce and cheese (generally mozzarella) is everyone’s favourite indulgence food. Get it topped with any of your favourite vegetables, meats, etc. and you you are in for a cheesy trip to taste heaven! From thin crust and dip dish to classic hand tossed, each pizza variety is as good as the other.

Pizza (by Scott Bauer)

Macaroni and Cheese

Popularly known as “mac n cheese”, this dish is said to have originated in England. It consists of cooked macaroni pasta and cheese (most commonly cheddar). Other ingredients such as meat, vegetables and bread crumbs are optional. The perfect comfort food on a cold winter day, it is also very easy to cook!

Mac and Cheese (by stu_spivack)

Cheese Fondue

Coming from Switzerland, France and Italy combined, a helping of Cheese Fondue is the ultimate cheesy treat. Consisting of a communal pot of assorted melted cheeses set over a portable stove, the dish is best enjoyed by dipping breads, blanched vegetables and much more into the hot and perfectly spiced cheese with long stemmed forks.

Cheese Fondue (by Aimee Custis Photography)

Paneer Tikka

A variety of cheese that every Indian is familiar with is cottage cheese or paneer, and when it’s diced, marinated in batter and roasted on the all Indian tandoor then the resultant Paneer Tikka is a delight in every bite. Eat along side some green mint chutney or wrap them up in a rumali roti for the perfect snack or meal.

Paneer Tikka (by kspoddar)


A cheesy trip around the world is surely incomplete without a sweet trip. Consisting of a biscuity base, a cheesecake is made up of soft, fresh cream cheese, eggs, sugar and sometimes whipped cream and gelatin. Believed to have originated in ancient Greece, it can be baked or refrigerated and made in a variety of flavours and served with a host of toppings such as blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, etc.

Cheesecake (by thanker212)

Grilled Cheese

An American favourite, now made all over the world, it is quintessentially a grilled or toasted cheese sandwich made generally with one or more varieties of cheese on any sort of bread. Apart from the cheese it may also include spreads such as butter or mayonnaise or vegetables and meats. Served hot with cheese oozing out on all sides, these easy to make sandwiches are ideal to satisfy your tastebuds.

Grilled Cheese (by jeffreyw)

Cheese Fritters

From cheese balls and briquettes to cheesy jalapeno poppers and cheese balls, when you see melted cheese oozing out of a fritter you know you simply won’t be able to stop at one. Made in various variants, one of the very popular cheesy dishes around the world, this crispy fried snack can be enjoyed at any time of the day with the dip of your choice.

Cheese Balls (by TheHungryDudes)


Originating in the city of Naples, Italy, Lasagne is a delicious pasta dish that is simply incomplete without oodles of cheese. Made by combining sheets of pasta with alternating sauces such as read and white will loads of cheese, this baked dish is best enjoyed piping hot, right out of the oven. Made in both the veggie and meaty variants, this dish is a must try for all.

Lasagne (by Steve A Johnson)

Cheese Omelette

Having said to be originated in France, this cheesy take on your everyday breakfast makes for the perfect start of the day. Whisk together a few eggs, spice to perfection and cook over a hot pan. Add a good amount of cheese (mostly cheddar or mozzarella) in the centre, fold the omelette and allow the cheese to melt till it oozes out, and there you have the perfect cheese omelette!

Cheese Omelette (by Silly Jilly)

Cheesy Nachos

A delicious Mexican preparation, Nachos is a Tex-Mex dish consisting mainly of tortilla chips covered with a large dollop of cheese or cheese-based sauce, often served as a snack. Elaborate versions with more ingredients such as vegetables and dips can also be served as a main dish.

Nachos (by Jeffreyw)

If you are a cheese fan, you ought to have tried most of these dishes, and if you haven’t, it’s probably time you took a cheesy trip around the world! If you have any other cheesy favourites, leave a comment and add to the list. Bon Apetit!
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