From ice cream to sushi—made with cheese

Want to spice up your menu? Consider using cheese in fresh and innovative ways to mix things up. From ice cream to sushi, cheese is a lot more versatile in the kitchen than most people first think.

A majority of us have a habit of sticking with serving cheese via familiar recipes, or throwing it on a platter. But there’s a whole lot more outside the box that cheese can offer—you just have to get a little creative. Here’s a few of our eclectic favourites…

Cream Cheese ice cream

In the Philippines, cream cheese ice cream is incredibly popular. Chefs and foodies have been known to experiment with savoury cheeses when creating their signature version, so let yourself get a little imaginative! We really love our cream cheese ice cream with our Honey & Pistachio flavour – so tasty!

Cream Cheese sushi

Are you a sushi lover and regular roller? Try including cream cheese in you makizushi. Salmon is a popular filling, and pairing cream cheese makes for a surprising delight. We’d suggest our Honey & Pistachio flavour for a sweet twist, or our Tomato & Basil flavour for a more savoury approach.

Baked stuffing

An often overlooked dish, baked cheese stuffing is filling and tasty, and can include vegetables and/or meats/fish/poultry depending on preference. There’s endless versions to experiment with. Use Moondarra Tomato and Basil cream cheese to enhance the taste.

Perfect partnership: apples and cheese

Pies, casseroles and tarts are just the beginning for this pairing. Have you tried cheese and apple toasted sandwiches? Alternatively, currently popular (with a great visual aesthetic) are rosettes using apple strips, on a pastry and cream cheese base.

Macaroni and cheese pizza

We live in an era where pizza toppings are open to experimentation. Why not go full carb, and top your pizza base with a beloved pasta dish, made with Moondarra’s Club Classic Cheddar? Here is a step-by-step guide for best results.

Pavlova and cheese

Decorating a pavlova? Consider using cream cheese with fruit, nuts or honey, like Moondarra’s Honey and Pistachio cheese. When baking, take a look at pavlova recipes that include cheese, or recipes blending elements of pavlovas and cheesecakes. Yum.

Cheese fudge is a thing

Making fudge? Cheese might not be the most common ingredient, but this sweet treat gets a texture boost with the addition of cream cheese. Fudge is a popular gift idea too, with many easy variations.

Japanese baked cheese tarts

Why not give this trend a try at home? Sure, you might not match the real deal but you could end up creating a gorgeous tasting treat all the same. People are experimenting with versions of this tart and its distinct, creamy taste.

Deep frying

The deliciousness of deep-fried cheese cannot be oversold. Moondarra Classic Club Cheddar comes to mind. Experiment with different flavoured batters, like beer, almond, or lemon. And the cheese doesn’t have to be served alone: great with deep-fried bread, olives, and pancetta—for starters.

Cheese taco shells

Fans of low-carb alternatives have been replacing taco shells with shells made from grated cheese (ensuring a still crisp texture). For extra spice, try Moondarra Club Chilli Cheddar for a bit of a kick. And if entertaining friends and family on a Keto eating plan, these are a perfect fit.

Head to your nearest Coles or IGA (and independents) throughout Australia, or any supermarket across New Zealand, to pick up your preferred Moondarra Cheese – so you’re ready to have your very own #MoondarraMoments.