Looking to incorporate your favorite cheeses into delicious meals? Find recipe inspiration below!

Whole Grain Rotini with Zucchini and Tomatoes
asparagus springtime soup
a colorful bowl filled with corn, brussels sprouts, and beans

Whole Grain Pasta with Cheese

Einkorn Mac and Cheese Mac & Cheese is a classic, an old favorite prepared in different ways in many European countries for centuries.  It’s pretty simple to make and the nice, nutty whole grain flavor is perfect – and very satisfying – with the creamy sauce. Now that’s comforting!
Einkorn Mac & Cheese
Whole Grain Rotini with Cauliflower and Pecorino Cheese Sautéed cauliflower adds a delicious sweet flavor and creamy texture to this whole grain pasta dish. Seasoned with fresh mint, red chili pepper flakes, and Pecorino Toscano cheese, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 
Rotini with Cauliflower
Pasta Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Carmelized Red Onion and Goat Cheese This summer pasta salad recipe, like many Italian recipes, is easy to make and relies on quality ingredients. Caramelized onion and roasted asparagus add a rich, nutty flavor, and fresh goat cheese lightens it up. Leftovers make a great lunch for work or school.
Spinach Lasagna with Walnut Pesto This easy, colorful lasagna uses the rich taste of spinach and walnut pesto to deliver fresh, light flavor.
Whole Grain Rotini with Zucchini and Parmigiano Cheese Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner option? This classic pasta dish is just that. 
Whole Grain Rotini with Zucchini and Tomatoes


Soups with Cheese

Pasta and White Bean Soup Save the rind from a wedge of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and use it to flavor your next batch of soup. Making the olive crostini is an extra step, but it’s well worth the effort.
pasta and white bean soup in white bowl
Pasta E Fagioli This traditional Italian soup is very hearty and satisfying, loaded with pasta, beans, and vegetables. Use any vegetables you like, or try red beans instead of white. Small pasta shapes such as ditalini or macaroni work well.
Pasta Fagioli
Springtime Soup This clever soup uses the asparagus spears for full flavor and saves the pretty tips for a salad or garnish. The lemon, spinach and asparagus announce “Spring is here!” Serve this beautiful jade soup for dinner with crusty French bread.
asparagus springtime soup
Radicchio Soup Like most Italian dishes, this soup is simple to make and relies on a few quality ingredients for a great taste. The rich, slightly sweet flavor of Parmigiano-Reggiano pairs perfectly with radicchio, a bitter, leafy, Italian chicory.
Raddichio Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup Historically, the tortillas are cut into strips and then fried. In this version, the finished soup is instead topped with an optional handful of whole grain tortilla chips, to mimic that traditional crunch and starchiness. The corn and pinto beans are an American Southwest twist we added, and the additional calories and fiber from these ingredients make this dish more of an entrée, rather than an appetizer.
a bowl of tortilla soup topped with tortilla chips and cilantro atop a striped linen


Chicken, Feta Cheese, and Olives Salad A very easy, yet delicious recipe with simple Greek ingredients we use every day, such as olives, feta cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A delightful chicken recipe that will leave you wanting more!
chicken feta olives checkered napkin
Barley-Stuffed Bells Barley goes Italian with these bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey (or beef), barley and your favorite spaghetti sauce.
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Manhattan Millet Cakes Serve these cakes hot, on a bed of mixed greens, topped with mustard, guacamole, and/or edamame hummus.
Oldways Manhattan Millet Cakes
Fresh Tomato Basil Tart This tart is the perfect way to celebrate the first tomatoes of summer! It’s a wonderful meatless dish that highlights fresh garden or farmer’s market ingredients. Try it as an appetizer or main dish. You can top the finished dish with additional basil for a pretty presentation.
Fresh Tomato Basil Tart
Street Corn Succotash with Brussels Sprouts Succotash is a summery corn and bean dish dating back to Native American cuisine. It is easy to recreate these flavors in the depths of winter when canned or frozen corn and beans are in your pantry. Salty cheese, corn, spices, and lime juice add a Mexican inspired street corn twist, while the brussels sprouts are a seasonal pick that adds additional heartiness. If you have sliced scallions or fresh herbs on hand, feel free to add a handful at the end
a colorful bowl filled with corn, brussels sprouts, and beans

Unique Ideas

Whole Wheat Cheddar Scones with Zucchini and Herbs Hearty whole wheat flour anchors these scones, but if you’re looking to experiment with a new ingredient, we also highly recommend whole grain spelt flour. Look for a grass fed Cheddar.
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Lemon Cake with Extra Virgin Olive Oil This cake is packed with citrus: the zest and juice of two lemons go into the batter, extra lemon zest is used to make the frosting, and glazed lemon slices are an optional, impressive garnish on top. That’s three lemons total! The recipe calls for extra virgin olive oil in place of butter, adding another Mediterranean flavor to the mix. 
lemon cake with extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan Herbed Walnuts This is a simple recipe for savory, seasoned walnuts that are delicious as a quick snack, or a welcome change from croutons when tossed on a green salad.
parmesan herbed walnuts
Caprese Egg Muffins This recipe turns the flavors of an Italian Caprese salad—tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil—into a delicious breakfast. Make these egg muffins in advance for an easy and portable breakfast throughout the week.
caprese egg muffin
Oat and Amaranth-Crusted Ham and Cheese Quiche This unusual cracker-like, protein-rich crust offers the pleasing sweetness of oats, and amaranth’s hint of corn.
Oat and Amaranth-Crusted Ham and Cheese Quiche