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6 Ways to Grill This Summer With Cheddar

Summer ushers in a plethora of mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, and snacks at backyard barbeques and family parties. For your next barbecue, try some new twists on classic favorites with Old Croc’s varieties of cheddar! Discover six ways to incorporate your love for cheddar into your grill favorites this summer. 

Appetizers

Flatbreads

Flatbreads are the perfect vehicle to showcase delicious cheese. While flatbreads are similar to a pizza, pizza calls for dough with yeast while flatbreads typically are unleavened and can be made with yogurt or milk. If you’re in the mood for a Mexican twist, try a grilled flatbread with smoked sausage, grilled corn, and fresh cilantro. Or grill your flatbread with garlic butter and top it with grilled onions and bacon. And definitely don’t forget the cheddar! Try the mature, authentic flavor of Old Croc’s  Grand Reserve for an extra sharp taste and crumbly texture that

Grilled romaine salad

Put a spin on your usual salad at your next outdoor shindig. First, grill up your favorite vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and zucchini. Then, instead of shredding or dicing romaine lettuce, simply cut a head of romaine in half and place it directly on the grill for about 30 seconds. Plate all your grilled veggies and romaine on a serving platter and toss with a simple oil and vinegar dressing. Finally, top the finished dish with a grating of Old Croc’s Sharp Cheddar cheese. The bold flavors of the cheddar go perfectly with the grilled veggies, giving the entire dish an added bite.

Entrees

Burgers

It’s hard to beat a classic burger — whether it’s made with bison, beef, pork, or turkey, a juicy burger always pairs well with cheddar cheese! While a burger is delicious just topped with cheddar, try stuffing the burger with a block of cheese and then grilling it for an explosion of cheesy flavor in each bite. Old Croc Smoked Sharp cheddar cheese would be perfect for this pairing, as you’ll enjoy apple-wood smoked flavors alongside the grilled meat. 

Grilled cheese

While you can certainly make a great grilled cheese on a griddle or pan, why not try grilling it outside over the fire? The key to grilling a delicious grilled cheese is making sure it’s cooked low and slow with the grill lid on so that the bread crisps up and creates that signature smoky flavor. Medium cheddar is the perfect choice for a top-notch grilled cheese with its rich flavor and Smooth, creamy texture that will complement the crispy bread.

Snacks

Grilled charcuterie

A delicious charcuterie board filled with your favorite meats, cheeses, fruits, and spreads is definitely a crowd favorite. But have you ever thought about grilling the meat and fruits? Level up your grilling game by tossing some bread and various veggies on the grill to add to your charcuterie board. Arrange a serving tray with your grilled veggies, such as red peppers, and a crispy French bread alongside salami and prosciutto, as well as some Old Croc Extra Sharp Cheddar. Add some Bosc pears and light water crackers to complement the sharp cheddar even further.

Mini tacos

Try making mini grilled steak tacos for easy eating at your next barbecue. Grill the meat over the fire and warm the taco shells atop the grill with the lid on. Adorn the meat and shells with your favorite toppings such as guacamole, shredded lettuce, salsa, and of course, freshly-grated cheese. Old Croc’s  Medium Sharp Cheddar is the perfect complement to the rich, juicy steak.

This summer, try each of Old Croc’s cheddar varieties to give your grill favorites a delicious bite of flavor. There’s sure to be a cheddar your family and friends will love! Use the store locator to find Old Croc cheese at a store near you.