The U.S. Has a Giant Cheese Surplus! 11 Delicious, Delicious Ways to Help

Calling all cheese lovers — we need your help consuming all the cheese.

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You've likely heard about America's "problem" of too much cheese — Bloomberg reported that the U.S. cheese stockpile is at its highest level in more than 30 years. We are running out of storage space for all of it, so it is our, ahem, patriotic duty to store it in our bellies. Check out our favorite cheesy-good recipes, below. What a gouda time to be alive! 

Tomato Goat Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese Fritters from Blackberry Farm

Pimento Cheese Fritters from Blackberry Farm

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Make It: The Southern Way

Stuffed Mushrooms

Brie and Sundried Tomato Mushroom Caps

Brie and Sundried Tomato Mushroom Caps

Hollow out mini Portobello mushroom caps, stuff them with creamy chunks of Brie cheese. Pop in a preheated 350 degree oven until cheese is melted.

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Flynnside Out Productions

Nacho-Stuffed Potato Skins

Nacho-Stuffed Potato Skins

Nacho-Stuffed Potato Skins

If your cold-weather get-together includes gathering around the TV for a football game, then be sure to make these restaurant-style potato skins a star player in your appetizer lineup.

Pub Pretzels and Beer Cheese Sauce

Pub-Style Pretzels With Beer Cheese

Pub-Style Pretzels With Beer Cheese

Pub-style pretzels with creamy beer cheese sauce make with Gouda are the perfect appetizer for adult Halloween guest.

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws For Cold-Weather Entertaining

Cheese Straws For Cold-Weather Entertaining

No fall or winter party is complete without the classic cheese straw. A savory combination of butter and cheese gets an added kick from cayenne pepper, making them a crowd-pleasing appetizer or hearty snack.

Make It: A Kid Favorite

Easy Queso Fundido



Photo by: Jennifer Jane

Jennifer Jane

Make It: Three Ways

Gorgonzola Cheese Balls

No-Cook Gogonzola Cheese Balls

No-Cook Gogonzola Cheese Balls

For this cheesy app, combine Gorgonzola, low-fat cream cheese, and a splash of white wine. Add in walnut pieces and salt and pepper for a surprising taste. Place the mixture in the fridge for two hours.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Cheesy French Onion Dip

Make It: A Satisfying Dip

Crostinis With Herbed Cream Cheese Spread

Crostini With Herbed Cream Cheese Spread

Crostini With Herbed Cream Cheese Spread

This simple, rustic appetizer is a great way to get any fall or holiday gathering started. The flavors are a little sweet and a little savory. The textures shine with toasty bread, crunchy nuts and a delicious creamy topping.

Don't Forget Your Pup

Bone-Shaped Dog Biscuits With Cream Cheese Frosting

Bone-Shaped Dog Biscuits With Cream Cheese Frosting

Make these healthy and delicious dog treats for your favorite four-legged friend. Your pup is sure to love the tasty cream cheese frosting.

Sweet + Savory Party Dips

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Tomato Goat Cheese

Creamy and oh-so-savory, this dip might as well be a meal when paired with garlic butter crostinis. Get the recipe>>

Baba Ganoush

This classic Middle Eastern dish gets its spiciness from red pepper flakes. Get the recipe>>

Roasted Red Pepper

Even though this dip tastes rich and creamy, it's low in fat. The secret? Nonfat Greek yogurt. Get the recipe>>

Fruit Salsa

Not only will this dip add color to your tablescape, but it's flavorful too. Get the recipe>>

Smoked Salmon

Make this savory, fulfilling dip in minutes using just your food processor. Get the recipe>>

Fluffernutter Dip

The combination of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter will have your guests coming back for seconds (maybe even thirds). Get the recipe>>

Sweet Potato Hummus

Add a hint of sweetness to traditional hummus with sweet potatoes. Get the recipe>>

French Onion

This rich dip will satisfy all your guests — especially cheese lovers. Get the recipe>>

Salted Caramel

Serve this dip for dessert with sour apples, strawberries or graham crackers. Get the recipe>>

Maple Walnut Dip

Sweet and savory live in harmony in this dip flavored with maple syrup and toasted walnuts. Get the recipe>>

Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

Guacamole is delicious on its own, but add pineapple and black beans and it'll be gone in minutes. Get the recipe>>

Taco Dip

Skip the ranch dip with your veggie tray, and make this easy taco dip instead. Bonus: You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already. Get the recipe>>

Mango Cilantro Salsa

This fruity but not-too-sweet salsa is perfect for your health-conscious guests. Serve it with baked plaintain chips. Get the recipe>>

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