Cheese is one of the most versatile and comforting foods. With hundreds of varieties, there are a countless number of flavors and textures to choose from, many of which show up in different cuisines around the world. From salty, crumbly Feta to mild, creamy Brie, there can never be enough cheese.

Here are 15 recipes to go HAM (hard as a motherf*cker) with cheese:

1. Macaroni and Cheese Baked Cheese Balls

Photo courtesy of Denny’s

Mac and cheese is amazing by itself, but when it’s rolled in breadcrumbs and baked, it gets even better (if that’s even possible).

Recipe here.

2. Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Photo courtesy of Beantown Baker

A loaf of bread sliced like a bloomin’ onion and stuffed with cheese and other goodies.

Recipe here.

3. Loaded Baked Tater Tot Dip

Photo courtesy of Fat Feed Food

Feast your eyes on this beauty.

Recipe here.

4. Baked Brie with Balsamic Cherries

Photo courtesy of A Season to Celebrate

For a sophisticated twist, pair a wheel of baked brie with cherry preserves and balsamic vinegar. Melty, sweet and tangy, all in one.

Recipe here.

5. Cheese Fondue

Photo courtesy of Trestle on Tenth

Fondue is just another name for a CHEESE SAUCE. Serve with bread, crackers or a spoon.

Recipe here.

6. Stuffed Cheese Buns

Photo by Clark Halpern

Soft, yeasty buns filled with stringy cheese and brushed with butter. Nom.

Recipe here.

7. Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Roasted Red Cherries

Photo courtesy of Just Desserts

Sounds unusual, but the tartness and tanginess of the goat cheese makes the ice cream taste like an exotic form of cheesecake. You can’t beat that.

Recipe here.

8. Mascarpone, Nutella and Banana Grilled Cheese

Photo by Kirby Barth

You had me at Nutella. Then there’s the mascarpone for extra creaminess and banana to make it healthy (just go with it).

Recipe here.

9. Potatoes Au Gratin

Photo courtesy of SodaHead

Potatoes + cheese = happy tummy.

Recipe here.

10. Avocado Feta Dip

Photo courtesy of Taste Spotting

Spice up — or rather, “cheese” up — your guac with some salty feta cheese. One of the tamer recipes on this list, though just as tasty.

Recipe here.

11. White Pizza Dip

Photo courtesy of Made in Melissa’s Kitchen

Tomato sauce-less pizza transformed into a dip? Sign me up!

Recipe here.

12. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

Photo courtesy of On My Plate

Take a baked potato, slice it thinly and stuff each cut with a slice of cheddar. I know, I can’t believe it either.

Recipe here.

13. Poutine

Photo courtesy of The Knockoff Economy

Poutine is a Canadian dish composed of fried potatoes, cheese curds and gravy. Need I say more?

Recipe here.

14. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Photo by Annie Madole

Add a seasonal twist to your mac and cheese. Who said pumpkin is limited to the fall?

Recipe here.

15. Ham and Cheese Waffles

Photo courtesy of David Monniaux

Photo courtesy of David Monniaux

You didn’t think I was going to forget a recipe with ham, did you? (Yes, pun totally intended.) With the ham and cheese folded into the batter, this recipe is the definition of decadence.

Recipe here.

Check out these other articles on cheese:
Real Mac ‘n’ Cheese in a Mug
Brie-lliant Cheese Creations
 6 Wine and Cheese Pairings
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