Because It Isn’t Summer Without A Little Cheese

I can barely believe it’s already summer time! I mean, the sweaty aroma turned me into a believer, but still. Time. It flies.

As you know, I’m working with Cracker Barrel to bring you fun information and recipes about their authentic cheddar cheese. I thought you guys might be interested in a little summer themed cheesy recipe roundup.

Obviously. Because cheese and summer and recipes are your favorite things, right?

Cheesy Zuchchini Rice Recipe

My absolute favorite summer time recipe, the one that I get the most excited about when I think of summer, is this Cheesy Zucchini Rice. Rice + fresh veggies + the rich, full flavor of Cracker Barrel cheddar? Can you even handle it? You could totally play around with this and try it with their Cracked Black Pepper cheese. It’d be divine.

the best creamy baked macaroni and cheese recipe

Of course, summer is not complete without macaroni and cheese and this Baked Macaroni and Cheese is topped with fresh, summer tomatoes. There are no words. Try it with the Cracker Barrel Aged Reserve for a crazy burst of cheesy goodness.

Tomato and Corn Pie recipe

Tomato and Corn Pie is another summer favorite. Don’t attempt this with out of season tomatoes. It’s just not worth it. The biscuit crust, the corn and tomato filling, the creamy cheesiness…it seriously is summer in a pie plate. Cracker Barrel‘s Sharp Cheddar is perfect for this pie.

Summer Squash Gratin recipe

I don’t even know when I started loving squash, but it’s one of my favorite summer vegetables now. My family doesn’t love it, but when I drown it in heavy cream and Vermont Sharp White Cheese they gobble it right down. Summer Squash Gratin, man. It’s totally worth heating up the oven.

Of course, Cracker Barrel‘s rich, full flavor is perfect for slicing and servng with crackers and fruit, but it’s flavor shines right through in all of your favorite cheesy dishes, too.

What are your favorite summer sides?