Carbonara is one of Rome’s four classic pastas and although its origins are uncertain, theories include that it was invented by Italian carbonari (charcoal workers) who prepared the dish on their shovels over a fire or that it was a marrying of traditions between American soldiers in Italy during World War II and their bacon and egg rations with the local pasta dishes.

Caramelized Onion, Honey, & Goat Cheese Tartlets

Perfect for entertaining, these easy Goat Cheese tartlets can be prepared ahead of time and then reheated or served at room temperature.

Classic Raclette

Raclette is a Swiss dish based on heating cheese and scraping off the melted part to be served with boiled potatoes, gerkhins, and pickled onions. First record of this historic dish is from 1291 when it was a popular dish amongst peasants in Alpine countries


Ingredients 8 oz kasseri or kelalograviera cheese flour for dredging 3 TBLS olive oil Ouzo (or Brandy) ½ lemon 1 TBLS fresh oregano fresh cherry tomatoes pita wedges Kalamata olives Directions Soak the cheese in Ouzo and dredge in flour. Heat olive oil until almost smoking. Sauté cheese and brown about 1 minute on each […]

Cheese Fondue for Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 cup dry white wine 250g shredded Swiss cheese 250g shredded Gruyere cheese 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes Mixed Chopped Vegetables such as Mushrooms, Peppers and Broccoli Directions: 1 Simmer wine in fondue pot. Add Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese, […]

Tiramusu Cake

Ingredients: 1 sponge cake, (9 inches) 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature 1/3 cup brandy 2 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting Directions: 1 Cut the cake in half lengthwise to make two layers. Combine the coffee and brandy. Sprinkle enough of […]

Cheese Steak Sandwich

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon butter 1/2 white onion, sliced 1/2 red onion, sliced 8 fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 6 ounces beef sirloin, thinly sliced 3/4 cup cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce salt and pepper to taste 1 French baguette, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese Directions: 1 Melt […]

Pork Chop Recipe with Blue Cheese

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 4 thick cut pork chops 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste 1 cup whipping cream 55g ounces blue cheese, crumbled Directions: 1 Melt butter in a large skillet, over medium heat. Season the pork chops with black pepper and garlic powder. Fry […]

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Ingredients: 1/2 cup pesto basil sauce 1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust 2 cups cooked chicken breast strips 1 (6 ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese Directions: 1 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). 2 Spread pesto sauce over the pizza crust. Arrange chicken pieces and artichoke […]

Boursin Cheese Pasta

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound portobello mushrooms, stems removed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 150g Boursin pepper cheese 3/4 pound uncooked pasta shells 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed Directions: 1 In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and heat the olive oil. Cut […]