July’s Cheese, Please! Challenge Recipe Round-Up – Summery Cheese

First of all, apologies for the tardiness of my round-up this month. The summer holidays are taking their toll on my available time as I seem to be engrossed in a constant round of Dinosaur Top Trumps, playhouse-building, learning-to-ride-a-bike supervision and football retrieval. But, as ever, a lovely haul of recipes makes the wait worthwhile.

I will be taking a summer vacation from Cheese, Please! but if any of my regular contributors would like to host it for one of the coming months, please do let me know and I’ll be happy to hand over the cheesy badge and immense weight of responsibility ๐Ÿ˜‰

On with the summery cheese forthwith!

First off the block was Edibletcetera with her Steak with a Watercress and Stilton Sauce. A classic combination of mouth-watering steak and blue cheese is enhanced by the spicy tang of watercress.






Next up for the challenge was Creative Economy in the Kitchen who produced a glorious Blue Cheese Walnut Cheesecake. A delicious savoury flan using the Welsh cheese Perl Las, combined with walnuts – always a great match with blue cheese –ย this is perfect for a summer lunch or picnic.

picture of cheesecake




There’s nothing that says British summer like courgettes and their prolific production capacity (well, not in my garden but apparently they do pretty well elsewhere). To celebrate such seasonal abundance, I cooked up a Courgette and Chunky Cheddar Loaf.

Courgette and Chunky Cheddar Loaf

Sometimes the morning after the night before calls for something cheesy, greasy and hearty. Food Jam ticks all the boxes with this Breakfast Pizza; pepper, mushrooms, cheese and butter melt together on slices of rye bread to be served with fried eggs. Yum.

Breakfast Pizza

Continuing the fancy cheese on toast theme, New Recipe Night came along with his Tomatoes and Mozzarella on Brioche. Taking the simplest of ingredients – butter, beef tomatoes, anchovies, mozzarella – this is a sumptuous brunch dish.


Food Day-Dreaming then stopped by with another classic recipe, Tomato and Fetta Salad. Always simple but delicious, combine tomatoes with feta cheese, olive oil, vinegar and, if you want to go crazy, some avocado and basil too. Lush.

Tomato and Fetta Salad

Summer is for picnics and barbeques but not everyone appreciates a ham sandwich or rack of ribs. For summer vegetarians everywhere, myย Glamorgan Sausage Rolls make a great snack, packed with cheese, herbs and breadcrumbs.

Glamorgan Sausage Rolls

Last but certainly not least was The Pink Rose Bakery with an unusual but delectable Peach, Cheese and Basil Tart. Blending fruit with cheese and summery herbs for a savoury sensation, this dish provides yet another addition to what looks like a delicious picnic spread.

peach, cheese & basil tart 3 - The Pink Rose Bakery






Thanks to everyone who took part this month. See you for more Cheese, Please! fun in the autumn.


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11 responses to “July’s Cheese, Please! Challenge Recipe Round-Up – Summery Cheese

  1. Oh yum, what lovely recipes. Have a good holiday – will you be foraging for more cheese or are you taking a lactic break?

  2. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  3. Thank you! Delighted to be included along with these mouthwatering recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. As always, lots of great looking cheesey dishes to try… I think breakfast pizzas could definitely catch on. I haven’t been a regular contributor over the last few months, but if you’re still looking for guest hosts I’d love an excuse to collect some fruit n’ cheese recipes – purely selfish, there are going to be lots of plums, apples, pears and greengages to use up here.

  5. Lovely set of recipes. Sorry I’ve been non-contributing for the past couple of months…I will come back at the end of this crazy summer/winter.

  6. Sad to hear that Cheese, Please! is taking a break but it sounds as if you have your hands full, so it is completely understandable. Besides, dinosaur top trumps and playhouse building should always take precedence ๐Ÿ™‚ Can I come and join in?

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