Melt Stretch & Sizzle

$ 14.98

These easy yet decadent recipes will change the way you eat and cook with cheese. A workhorse of the kitchen, cheese adds depth, flavor, and texture to sauces, soups, sandwiches, dips and snacks, fondues, and every dish you truly love. Melt, Stretch, & Sizzle demystifies recipes for delicate baked ricotta with herbs, a perfectly puffed dutch baby with bacon, pecorino popovers fit for any holiday party, and Brazil's crave-inducing pao de quiejo. Alongside cheese, the humble potato becomes an elegant gratin, is doused in cheese curds and gravy for poutine, and melts into the ultimate aligot. The author also refreshes old favorites, such as studding traditional baked pasta with a whole burrata, and describes a host of creative grilled cheese combinations. The finishing epic raclette spread with multiple menus will inspire your next legendary dinner party.

Keenan imparts useful expertise on the ways the different types of cheese age and melt, educating readers on the right ones to source for each application. Whether looking for all-new avenues of cheesy bliss or modern twists on well-loved dishes, cheese lovers will dive in headlong and never look back. Annotated photography offers flexible tips for every element you see on the board. With substitution options and helpful shopping tips for brands and varieties, you can make any board work for you and your family.

Tia Keenan is a writer, cheese specialist, cook, and cheese industry consultant. She is the author of The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude, writes the "Cheese Wisely" column for the Wall Street Journal, and is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit. Her work has been featured in various media outlets, including Food & WineThe New Yorker, and on The Food Network. She lives in New York with her husband, award-winning sommelier Hristo Zisovski, and their son.

Kat Kinsman is Senior Food and Drinks Editor at Extra Crispy, Time Inc.'s all-breakfast site, and the author of Hi, Anxiety (2016).


  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Publication date: March 2021
  • 7.5 x .91" x 9.79"