There are many foods that are overhyped—goji berries, frozen yogurt, and coconut water, to name a few. Cheese is not one of them. Cheese has been around for centuries and cheese is here to stay. Heck, our bodies have even adapted to be able to eat cheese. And you know why that is? Because cheese makes everything better. Boring piece of bread? Melt a nice slice of cheese on it. Bland salad? Sprinkle Parmesan on top.
We don’t like to discriminate when it comes to cheese, but when cheese is baked in the oven, it’s even more irresistible. Almost any dish you can bake will taste better with the help of cream.
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