Back to cheesy basics – Manila Standard

Cheese has been added to almost all kinds of food, even to those you wouldn’t expect it to be part of or paired with—peanut butter and jelly? More like peanut butter and cheese. Yes? No? Ok. 

Bizarre cheese pairings and dishes with cheese aside, you can never go wrong with the classics, the food which cheese helps make better. Here are refresher recipes of some of them, courtesy of Eden cheese. 

Grilled Cheese


2 slices    bread

2 slices     Eden Melt Sarap cheese 

3 pieces     bacon

1 tbsp.     butter


1. Cook the bacon, then make the sandwich with Eden Melt Sarap and fried bacon. 

2. In a pan, heat butter until melted. Grill the sandwich in the pan until golden brown. Serve.



1 kg.         spaghetti noodles

1 bottle     banana ketchup

560g         Pinoy-style Spaghetti Sauce

1 tsp.         minced garlic

3/4 kg.     ground beef

5 pieces     hotdogs, sliced

2 pcs.         beef bouillon cubes, dissolved in water

1 pc.        medium onion, chopped

1 cup         Eden Melt Sarap

7 tbsp.     butter

2 tbsp.     salt

4 tbsp.     cooking oil


1. Cook pasta according to instructions on the packaging. Drain and set aside.

2. In a saucepan, sauté garlic and onion in butter until onions turn translucent. Add ground beef and cook for 5 minutes. Add hotdog and cook for 2 minutes. 

3. Add spaghetti sauce, bouillon cubes, banana ketchup, and water. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Pour spaghetti sauce over pasta. Top with grated cheese and serve.

Chicken Cordon Bleu


4 pcs.         chicken breasts

8 slices     Eden Melt Sarap

8 slices     ham

1 ¼ cup     all-purpose flour

2 pcs.         large eggs, beaten

2 cups     bread crumbs

4 tbsp.     melted butter

1 tsp.         dried oregano

4 tbsp.     butter 

2 cups     fresh milk 

2 tbsp.     dijon mustard 

1/4 cup     freshly grated Eden Original

        salt and ground pepper


For the chicken:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

2. Place chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap on a cutting board and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to flatten until ¼-inch thick. 

3. Top chicken with 2 slices of Eden MeltSarap and 2 slices of ham. Roll up the breast tightly and secure with toothpicks. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

4. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in three bowls. Season flour with salt and pepper. Add melted butter and oregano to panko and mix until incorporated.

5. Dip the chicken in flour first, then eggs, then the crumb mixture. Press to coat well. 

6. Place dipped chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden and cooked through (around 30 mins).

7. Remove toothpicks from chicken and serve with sauce.

For the sauce: 

1. In a medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter in a large pan.

2. Add flour and stir until golden (around 2 mins). Slowly whisk in milk, then add mustard. Let simmer until thickened (about 5 mins). 

3. Add grated Eden Original and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

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