Top 5 guilt-free cheese recipes


Cheese is one of those ingredients that I absolutely love to cook with – there’s never a shortage of things you can make and it instantly adds a punch of flavour to whatever you’re making. The trouble is, it’s usually not a guilt-free option.

That’s where Mainland Noble comes in. Unlike most cheese, Noble is a cheese you can actually feel good about eating. With 30% less fat than Tasty (even less than Edam) and all that delicious Tasty flavour, you can rest-assured that Mainland Noble is a better-for-you option. Seven years of hard work went into creating this special cheese and now it’s here for Kiwis to enjoy at home. And trust me, you’ll enjoy it – it tastes amazing!

While it’s so good you’ll want to simply eat it by the slice, make sure you save some for your cooking. Here are my five favourite recipes that have been made better-for-you thanks to Mainland Noble to get you inspired…

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Cheese & Caramelised Onions Pinwheel Scones


Where would we be without cheese? Savoury baking would definitely not be anywhere near as delicious, that’s for sure. All my favourite savoury treats seem to be packed with that cheesy goodness, adding delicious creamy flavour to everything from scrolls and scones to tarts and pies.

But in a world filled with delicious savoury options, I’ve found my new favourite savoury baked treat – cheese and caramelised onion pinwheel scones.

Imagine a soft scone dough loaded with flavoursome cheese and just a hint of cayenne pepper (trust me, it’s magic!), filled with a combination of freshly prepared caramelised red onions and grated cheese, rolled and cut, then finished with a final sprinkling of (you guessed it) cheese.

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Scones


One of my favourite things about this time of year is that berries begin making their way into our shopping basket again. The shelves of the supermarket are filled with strawberries, blueberries and (my personal favourite) raspberries, and roadside stalls begin popping up all over the place so you’re never far away from a snack of summer berries – yum!

What’s especially great about berries is they’re delicious in baking (no surprises there, right?) – whether you buy them fresh or frozen, there’s no end of delicious ways you can incorporate them into your baking.

While I have a good number of dessert recipes that are packed with berries, I realised I didn’t have many berry-centric recipes for morning or afternoon tea – so I decided to fix that and come up with something. The result? Quick, easy and delicious sweet scones – yip, sweet scones!

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