Of all of the food holidays, this one might just be our favorite. Why? Because cheese is comforting on a less than great day, it's the perfect complement to a gathering with your favorite people, it holds together some of the best sandwiches, makes pasta into the dreamiest of meals, and takes salads to new heights. Just when you think you've discovered your favorite cheese, a new one comes along and surprises you, because the world of cheese is a diverse and delicious place. In honor of National Cheese Lovers Day, here are some of our favorite cheesy recipes:

fried mozzarella salad

fried mozzarella salad with arugula & prosciutto

There’s nothing not to love in the combination of warm and crispy mozzarella, fresh leafy arugula, and salty prosciutto. A mustardy dressing with shallots and honey binds it all together. Our favorite Hot Bread Kitchen focaccia is served alongside so you’re welcome to eat this meal as a salad or to make your own sandwich bites.