8 Ways to Grill with Cheese

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8 Ways to Grill with Cheese

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June 2 2021


Cook cheese on the grill for the ultimate oozing, melty meal. Choose grilling cheeses that can take the heat! Although many cheeses can be warmed on the grill, grilling cheeses have a high melting point, so they can hold their shape without oozing through the grates. One grilling cheese is Halloumi, usually made with goat's or sheep's milk. Another is bread cheese, a semi-soft Finnish cheese made with cow's milk in the U.S. They develop a crispy outer coating of caramelized brown crust on the outside while the inside gets melty. But, if you're looking for melty grilled feta, brie, or goat cheese recipes, we've got those too.

  1. Halloumi Caprese Skewers

    Thread cubes of Kryssos Company Halloumi cheese, cherry tomatoes, and cubes of Hy-Vee Bakery sourdough bread on pre-soaked wooden skewers. Grill 3 minutes on each side over medium-high heat. Drizzle with Gustare Vita balsamic glaze and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

  2. Pepper Jack Queso Dip

    Combine 2 cups Hy-Vee shredded pepper Jack cheese and 1 cup Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream in a 6x2-inch cast iron skillet. Cover with foil. Grill over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with jalapeno slices and Hy-Vee crushed red pepper; serve with tortilla chips.

  3. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

    Stuff pitted dates with Soiree original goat cheese. Wrap with bacon. Transfer dates to a cast iron skillet. Grill 15 minutes over medium-high heat or until bacon is crisp.

  4. Bunless Burger

    Swap your burger bun for two slices of Carr Valley Cheese bread cheese. Grill cheese slices 5 minutes over medium-high heat, then stack with grilled Hy-Vee Steakhouse burger and desired toppings.

  5. Grilled Feta

    Place 1 (8-oz.) block Soiree traditional feta cheese block in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with Gustare Vita olive oil; top with fresh thyme sprigs. Wrap with foil to seal. Grill over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.

  6. Halloumi Tacos

    Grill slices of Kryssos Company Halloumi cheese over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, flipping once. Fill tortillas with chopped grilled cheese and desired toppers.

  7. Cedar Plank Brie

    Soak cedar plank for 2 hours. Place 1(8-oz.) wheel President Brie soft-ripened cheese on plank. Grill over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until softened. Top with blueberries and drizzle with Hy-Vee honey.

  8. Grilled Quesadilla

    Fill tortillas with Hy-Vee finely shredded Mexican cheese and desired fillings. Spray both sides with cooking spray and grill over medium-high heat for 2-1/2 minutes per side.