How To Make Fried Cheese

If you’re looking for an appetizer that is sure to please everyone make fried cheese (formaggio fritto). Even those on a diet will gravitate towards these bites of bliss (don’t worry just take the stairs a few extra times).  The downside, the platter will disappear faster than you can make them. If you’re having a Super Bowl party this Sunday treat your guests to these. They’ll thank you.

Fried cheese couldn’t be easier to make. You’ll need a good quality melting cheese. I used Jarlsberg and then it’s off to your typical one to three dredging/breading station. Today I switched out the breadcrumbs and used WASA flatbread crackers instead. I have loved Wasa products since I was introduced to them when I lived in Italy (a good smear of mascarpone and some marmellata on top is divine for breakfast). Now I’m smitten with their new flatbreads.  I used the Rosemary flatbreads as my “breadcrumbs” and the rest of the box was gone before I knew what happened. Sigh. They’re THAT good!

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Want even more chances to win a prize pack? Check out these tasty Wasa creations from:
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How To Make Fried Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable/canola oil
  • 12 - 1" cubes of Jarlsberg cheese
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Wasa rosemary flatbreads - finely crushed
  • salt/pepper
  • 12 black olives - pitted
  • 12 leaves of flat leaf Italian parsley

Instructions

  1. Place oil into a heavy bottom deep sided pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  2. Set up dredging/breading station: Into 3 small separate shallow bowls add: egg, flour, crushed flatbread. Season egg, flour with salt/pepper.
  3. Dip cheese as follows: into egg, flour, egg, flatbreads. Continue until all cubes are breaded.
  4. Carefully place 3-4 breaded cheese cubes into hot oil at a time. Cook until just golden on all sides. Approximately 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towel to absorb excess grease. Continue until all are cooked.
  5. Place one olive onto a skewer, top cheese cube with parsley leaf and then skewer. Continue until all are assembled.
  6. Serve immediately.

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92 Comments

  1. 1

    These fried cheese bites just BECAME MY FAVORITE.

  2. 2
    Jennie /

    My favorite appetizer – stuffed mushrooms with a green onion, cream cheese, and sausage stuffing. Mmm!

  3. 3
    purplelarkspur /

    I love Smoked Salmon Canapes. They sound very fancy, but are actually quite easy to make!

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    Jennie /

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    purplelarkspur /

    I follow bell’alimento on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

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    Jennie /

    I am following WASA on twitter (@squirreljennie)

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    purplelarkspur /

    I follow Wasa on Twitter. I am @purplelarkspur

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    Jennie /

    I like WASA on Facebook

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    Jennie /

    I repinned your cheese post from Pinterest 🙂

  10. 11

    I love goat cheese balls!

  11. 12

    I follow bellalimento on twitter.

  12. 13

    Oh man…Now I need some fried cheese. thanks for sharing.

  13. 14
    Natasha R. /

    I love any kind of dip.

  14. 15

    Favorite appetizer – I have a thing for potato skins.

  15. 16
    Renata /

    My favorite appetizer is cheese quesadillas! 🙂

  16. 17

    I follow you on twitter @icywit

  17. 18
    Renata /

    I follow you on Twitter @serene_streams

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    Renata /

    I like you on Facebook too

  19. 20

    I follow you on Pinterest and pinned.

  20. 21

    Ohhhhmy! these sound down right evil!!
    *this is not an entry*!

  21. 22
    Alyse /

    My favorite appetizer is fresh Thai spring rolls, made with rice paper wrappers.

  22. 23
    Pat R /

    I LOVE crusty bread dipped in seasoned olive oil……yummmm

  23. 24
    Pat R /

    I “like” WASA on FB

  24. 25
    Pat R /

    I shared this on FB

  25. 26
    Carol Adams /

    Gotta love any kind of stuffed mushrooms!

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    Renata /

    I like WASA on FB

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    Renata /

    I follow WASA on Twitter

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    Renata /

    I retweeted your WASA giveaway too via @serene_streams

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    Donna L /

    My favorite are pigs in a blanket.

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    Donna L /

    I follow bell’alimento on Twitter. @dlhaley17

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    Donna L /

    I follow Wasa on Twitter. @dlhaley17

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    Erika /

    Thin slice of cucumber wrapped around feta or other cheese. Or a slice of avacado wrapped inside a thin slice of monterey jack cheese.

  33. 35
    Donna L /

    I like Wasa on FB. Donna H.

  34. 36

    I can’t take it, those are awesome looking and I my fold on my eat better plan sooner rather than later. MmmMmm fried cheese!

  35. 37

    Tweeted 😀

  36. 38

    Oops favorite appetizer…mini fried rice balls 😀

  37. 39
    Gail /

    Good Bread/good cheese/great olives/great olive oil and the best sea salt & pepper around/pate – maybe some nice pickles or pickled hot peppers or any kind of pickled vegies/fruit maybe carambola – just a nice plate of happiness – YUMMMM

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    Gail /

    Like Wasa on FB

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    Gail /

    Think i pinned the cheese – all new to me – like you on FB and everything else – LOL

  40. 42

    (not entering….)

    Nice! Jarlsberg and the rosemary flats…you’re a smart lady! I so want these right this instant.

  41. 43
    Karen S /

    Cream cheese and crab stuffed wontons!

  42. 44

    Favorite app has got to be wings!

  43. 45

    I follow WASA on Fb

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    I follow WASA on Twitter

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    Sarah H.P. /

    I love snacking, so appetizers are always a hit in my book. My favorite would probably be homemade white bean hummus and crackers/veggies for dipping!

  46. 48

    My favorite appetizer is bruschetta!

  47. 49
    Georgiana /

    My favorite appetizer is cheese and crackers on a lovely cheese platter

  48. 50
    Georgiana /

    I follow you on Twitter

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    Georgiana /

    I follow Wasa on Twitter

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    Ray /

    Chicken wings are a favorite appetizer of mine

  51. 53
    Ray /

    I follow you on Twitter

  52. 54
    Ray /

    I follow Wasa on Twitter

  53. 55
    Renee /

    I like fresh fruit and cheese as appetizers – nutritious and healthy too!

  54. 56

    Wasa matta with fried cheese? Absolutely nuthin’! I love the thick rye Wasa with cream cheese and smoked salmon…mmmm…a few capers….

  55. 57
    Barb /

    One of my favorite appetizers is herb marinated manchego

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    Barb /

    I follow you on Pinterest

  57. 59
    Christy /

    I love good ol’ chips and salsa

  58. 60
    Christy /

    I follow BA on twitter

  59. 61
    Suzy /

    My favorite appetizer is fried calamari. Yum!

  60. 62
    Jennie from Cole Camp /

    My favorite appetizer at home is fresh salsa and chips, and my favorite at a restaurant is onion tanglers.

  61. 63
    Sheila K. /

    My favorite appetizer is crudities with hummus dip!

  62. 64
    Sheila K. /

    I follow you on Twitter (@skkorman)!

  63. 66
    Sheila K. /

    I follow WASA on Twitter (@skkorman)!

  64. 67
    Sheila K. /

    I like WASA on Facebook (Sheila Korman)!

  65. 68

    I love WASA!!! I love it with hummus!

  66. 69

    I follow you on Twitter, duh! 😉

  67. 70
    Christine L /

    My favorite appetizer is chicken strips.

  68. 71
    Christine L /

    I follow WASA on Twitter (@becoveted)!

  69. 72
    Christine L /

    I like WASA on Facebook

  70. 73
    TinaD /

    Fav app is Nachos!

  71. 74

    Ya right! Fried cheese?! Seriously? I need to make this. #amazing

  72. 75
    TK /

    Hummus or any type of cheese dip!

  73. 76
    Anna /

    Nachoes with TONS of cheese, jalepenos, and meat!

  74. 77

    I really love fried green beans! With a spicy mayonnaise dipping sauce…yum!

  75. 78

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  76. 80

    I’m now following WASA on Twitter!

  77. 81

    I’m following your boards on Pinterest…love seeing what you pin!

  78. 82

    Baked Caprese Salads! I take a whole wheat baguette and spray it with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and get it crispy in the oven. Top it with fresh mozzarella, a thick tomato slice and a little more sea salt and black pepper. Put it back in the oven to melt the cheese and top it with a fresh leaf of basil. They fly off the tray before I even set them down on the table!

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    Christina /

    My favorite apps are usually dips but these look amazing!!

  80. 84
    Allison C /

    I love hummus! Cheese comes in a very close second.

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    Shewanna /

    I have several favorite appetizers! Top choices include sriracha wings and roasted beet salads!

  82. 86

    Nachos are my favorite!

  83. 87

    following bell’alimento on twitter. @mmirnanda

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    followed wasa on twitter

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    liked wasa on facebook.

  86. 90

    tweeted the giveaway

  87. 91

    Oh man, I wish I had seen this before the super bowl! They look so yummy and poppable.

  88. 92

    Those look like canned olives. Say it isn’t so!

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