By Nick Callos

Have you ever eaten pan-fried cheese and wondered how this salty, crunchy treat was made? Whipping up pan-fried cheese correctly is a delicate process, but it can be done at home even if you're not a professional cook. The short time it takes to pan-fry cheese will make you want to cook it again and again, and try out the process with many different cheeses.

Cheese plate with different kinds of cheese with thyme herbs and walnuts
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You're in luck - a variety of cheeses can be pan fried!


Step 1

Using a knife and cutting board, cut your preferred cheese into 1/2-inch cubes.

Step 2

Place a non-stick frying pan on the stove and pour in a thin layer of olive oil. Turn the heat up to medium or medium-high.

Step 3

Heat the olive oil for a few minutes. Once it starts fizzing, it's time to cook the cheese.

Step 4

Carefully place the cheese cubes into the frying pan. The cheese should begin to bubble.

Step 5

Cook for roughly three to five minutes, flipping each side once or twice to ensure even cooking. Remove the pan from heat once the cheese has turned to a golden-brown color.

Step 6

Take the cheese out of the frying pan and place on a paper towel to soak off the extra oil. Your cheese is now ready to serve!