1. Combine the best of both worlds (✨cheese and bread✨) with a loaf of pull-apart bread. iStock This genius invention em-breads cheese directly inside a fluffy cloud of dough, with the option to stuff it with bacon, jalapeños, or whatever else your heart and stomach desire (mozzarella, for starters). 2. Or cut out the 🍞middle man🍞 altogether with a cheese you can toss directly onto the grill. iStock Halloumi is just one cheese that develops an irresistible contrast of textures when cooked using this method. However, there are lots of cheeses you can cook this way, such as paneer! 3. Remix dessert by topping apple pie with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Acme Food Arts / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Don't knock it 'til you try it! While it might sound strange to the uninitiated, this tried-and-true pairing exploits a balance of two distinct flavours and rivals the traditional 🍦 scoop. 4. Enjoy the nuanced flavours of your favourite cheeses in a whole new way by trying their yummy smoked counterparts. 🔥 iStock And if you're new to the smoked cheese game, Gouda is a goud' place to start. 5. Enhance veggies like tomatoes and celery sticks by filling them with cheese. iStock While everyone else is hoppin' on the Greek yogurt bandwagon, stay one step ahead of the foodie craze with nutritious cottage cheese. 6. Or boost the sweetness of fruit with something salty and semisoft. iStock A blue-veined cheese like Gorgonzola goes especially well with slices of fresh, juicy pear. 7. Make things social by serving fondue. 👯 iStock You can use a variety of cheese blends to create this perfect wintertime wine pairing. When it comes to warm, bubbling pots of cheese, there's no such thing as a fon-don't. 8. Spruce up an otherwise so-so soup. iStock There's sour cream, obviously. But loading steamy soups with cheeses like Colby can also elevate a forgettable side into something worthy of an IG post. 📷 9. Indulge in a melted version of classic, buttery raclette. iStock The spectacle is half the fun when servings of this creamy, dreamy cheese are heated and incorporated into any number of complementary foods. 10. Meet the cheese-stuffed meatball. Felipe Tocchio / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com While perfect all on its own, a surprise filling of cheddar can take this comforting classic to a whole new level. 11. One word: 🙏 nachos 🙏. iStock Want to make this snacktime staple even better? Add shredded chicken or pork into the mix with your Monterey Jack or home made cheese blend. Really want to impress at your next dinner party? Try serving local Canadian cheese!