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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Easy and Scrumptious Cheese Crisps

You know those little bits of cheese that just ooze out of your sandwich onto the grill...I, with great anticipation, just scoop them up and devour them!  Bet you do too!  So, it occurred to me...why not just intentionally make them in larger pieces!

These delectables are easily made with a panini press.  I'm sure other grill presses would work well too.

I experimented with some different kinds of cheese.  Of the three types of cheese I tried, the Parmesan and Mozzarella were the favored ones.  The Parmesan crisps, naturally, have a delightful tangy flavor and the Mozzarella crisps have a more mellow flavor.  I also tried mixed Colby and Jack cheeses, and they were good.  Enjoy these crunchy bites as an appetizer, soup or salad topper or simply as a snack!

I'm curious what type(s) of cheese you would try to make these crisps?

                                               Just Off The Press....
                             Crunchy and Cheesy...They Won't Last Long!

  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, or shredded Mozzarella cheese, or cheese of your choice

  1. Preheat the panini press on max heat.  
  2. Drop tablespoon mounds of the shredded cheese onto the grill of the press, about two inches apart.  Close the lid to the press and cook for about 2 minutes.  
  3. The crisps should easily be removed from the grill with a plastic or silicone spatula.  If they are sticking to the grill, they are not ready to be removed...just close the press and let them cook a little longer.  
  4. The crisps will have irregular, rustic shapes.  Set aside on a plate to cool a little before serving.  If making ahead, store in an air-tight container.

Grab your panini press and start pressing out some of the most scrumptious, cheesy bites you'll ever enjoy.  Just try not to devour all them as they come off the press!


  1. Bonnie, what a SUPER idea for this Sunday! I love cheese almost as much as Kenny and I have a waffle grill that has a flat side so I can try them or maybe even the waffle side! And you asked what kind of cheese we'd use, all of the ones you mentioned of course........... Gonna try this for the Super Bowl this weekend! Good job!!

  2. What a fun idea, Bonnie! My cheese drawer is loaded and I'd love to try a variety of versions :)

    1. Thank you, Liz! Let me know your favorite version after you make them! Enjoy!