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California Cheddar cheese

Healthy and Delish Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 serving


1 tbsp. Real California butter

2 slices wheat bread

2 slices Real California Cheddar cheese

1/2 tomato, sliced

1/2 avocado, sliced


Spread the butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top an unbuttered side of one slice with a slice of cheese, the tomato, the avocado, a slice of cheese, and the remaining bread, buttered side up.

Squash and Asparagus Casserole

Makes 8 servings


1 tbsp. cooking oil

4 tbsp. Real California butter, divided, plus more for the baking dish

12 asparagus spears, cut in thirds

6 yellow squash, sliced

5 large shallots, diced

2 large garlic cloves, minced

Pinch ground cayenne, or more to taste

2 tbsp. dried thyme leaves, divided

1 cup shredded Real California sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste

Manly Cheeseburger Quiche

Makes 6 Servings


1 9-in. deep dish pastry shell

1 lb. ground beef

1 onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/3 cup diced sweet pickles

1/3 cup diced sweet pickles

1 tbsp. mustard

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 1/2 c. shredded Real California Cheddar cheese

Portobello Quesadilla

Makes 4 servings


1 large portobello mushroom (6 ounces)

1 tablespoon unsalted Real California butter

2 flour tortillas, about 8-inches in diameter

1/2 cup shredded Real California Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

1/4 cup plain nonfat Real California yogurt, lightly beaten


The REAL Californian

8 (1/2-inch thick) slices rustic grainy bread, cut on the diagonal to make slightly larger

2 tablespoons California butter, softened

1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely mashed

1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

1/4 cup diced tomato

2 teaspoons minced roasted garlic

4 to 6 oz. farmstead or sharp California Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

3 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded (about 3 breasts)

2 (8-oz) packages California cream cheese, softened

1 ½ cups shredded California Cheddar cheese

¾ cup Buffalo wing sauce

½ cup green onion, finely chopped

¼ cup California Blue cheese, crumbled (optional)

Makes 8 servings.

Mix all ingredients together and spoon into a (8x8) square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with corn chips, crackers and/or celery stalks. 

Kogi BBQ Kimchi Quesadillas

8 tablespoons Real California butter

2 cups kimchi, chopped

4 tablespoons canola oil

4 (12-inch) flour tortillas

4 cups Real California shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese

8 sesame (shiso) leaves, torn

4 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds

Monk's Kettle Real California Cheddar Cheese Beer Bread


4 tablespoons Real California butter, divided

3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 1/2 cups beer, room temperature

1 cup grated sharp Real California Cheddar cheese

Kerri's California Cheesy Potatoes


Vander Poel


* 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

* 1 1/2 cups Grated Real California Cheddar Cheese

* 1 1/2 cups Real California Sour Cream

* 3 - 4 tablespoons Chopped Green Onions

* 1/2 teaspoon Salt

* 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

* 1 package Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes Diced and Unseasoned



California Cheddar Cheese Sliders with Tomato Jam

Real California Sliders

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5minutes

6 (2-ounce) slices California Cheddar cheese

6 (3-inch) round rolls, split and toasted

6 tablespoons tomato jam (recipe below)

Place 1 slice cheese on bottom of each roll. Place under broiler briefly to melt cheese. Top with 1 tablespoon tomato jam; close roll.

Makes 6 sliders

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