What could be more welcoming at breakfast time than a delicious plate of soft, creamy scrambled eggs?
But I have to admit, they can be a bit bland sometimes.
Well, how about the addition of cheese?
This is something I love, but I tend to stick with Cheddar, as it shreds easily and melts nicely into the eggs.
But what about other cheeses? What really matches scrambled eggs?
Is a strong or subtle flavor most suitable?
Should the cheese be mixed in or just sprinkled on top of the eggs?
Let’s try and find an alternative and really elevate our breakfast game!
Cheese Please! The Best Cheese Pairings for Scrambled Eggs
Most cheeses work well with scrambled eggs, so it’s down to personal choice as to whether a mild or strong flavor is preferred. For a tangy, strong flavor, feta cheese, goat’s cheese, or a sharp, aged Cheddar can be great additions. For something more subtle, the mildness of mozzarella or a young Cheddar can add a hint of cheese. To make the scrambled eggs creamier, try brie, ricotta, or cream cheese. All in all, the flavor, melting ability, and texture need to be taken into consideration.
What Are the Best Cheeses to Pair with Scrambled Eggs?
If you want to liven up your bland, boring scrambled eggs, then adding cheese is a quick and easy solution.
But there are so many varieties, where do you start?
Let’s take a look at some of my personal favorites!
If you want a tangy, sharp flavor that pairs well with creamy eggs, try aged Cheddar or feta cheese.
These cheeses have a low melting point, so they will be easy to mix into the eggs.
For an even creamier texture, add some soft goat’s cheese that blends quickly with the eggs.
If luxury is the name of the game, then cream cheese or brie will really elevate your breakfast.
They add an indulgent, velvety texture to the scrambled eggs.
Of course, you might just want a subtle hint of cheese without adding a lot of flavors.
If so, then ricotta, mild Cheddar, and mozzarella are your best friends.
Mozzarella could change the texture of the eggs, as it melts in a gooey, stringy way.
How Do You Choose the Right Cheese for Your Scrambled Eggs?
I have briefly mentioned above some of the cheese options that work well with scrambled eggs.
But how do you choose the right one?
It’s a combination of different factors, such as the flavor, the way the cheese melts, and the texture.
Let’s talk about the melting ability first, as I believe this makes a huge difference to the final dish.
You really don’t want a lump of cheese sitting on top of your fluffy eggs!
Cheddar is the perfect accompaniment, and once shredded, it will melt beautifully into the eggs, giving them a smooth, creamy texture.
Two kinds of cheese I haven’t yet mentioned are fontina and gouda, and these also have a low melting point.
Next, we need to consider the flavor of the cheese, in particular those that will not work with scrambled eggs.
This includes blue cheese, which will overpower the eggs and leave an unpleasant taste.
Whether you also include goat’s cheese in this category is up to you!
I know that many people don’t like it, and it does have a strong, unusual flavor.
Parmesan can be added to scrambled eggs, but it’s quite a salty cheese, so don’t add any extra salt as well.
The final element is the texture, and there really is very little that can go wrong here.
Most cheeses will simply make the eggs creamier, especially softer options such as brie, ricotta, and cream cheese.
Harder cheese such as Cheddar or gouda could make the eggs more filling, almost adding a chewy texture to them.
What Are Some Creative Ways to Use Cheese in Your Scrambled Eggs?
Now, the typical method of adding cheese to your scrambled eggs is to add it just toward the end of cooking time.
The eggs should be nearly ready, and the heat will cook the cheese.
But what else can we do to be a bit more creative?
The first idea is not to just limit yourself to using only one type of cheese.
Try experimenting by mixing different types of cheese together.
Eventually, you will come up with your own unique blend that matches your preferences.
It’s perhaps best to start with a mild Cheddar as your base cheese, then try adding feta.
Or if your taste is inclined towards stronger flavors, then Cheddar and goat’s cheese go well together.
How about adding different toppings to your scrambled eggs?
You could use parmesan cheese in the same way as you add it to pasta dishes; simply shred it directly on top of the eggs.
In fact, when it comes to toppings, you don’t have to stick to the cheese.
Crispy, crumbled bacon is a delicious addition, or try fresh chopped herbs or diced tomatoes.
These will add both texture and flavor.
If you want to create a more substantial dish, start by adding brie to the eggs, then top with chopped tomatoes and snipped chives.
This would also make a tasty supper dish, don’t save it just for breakfast!
How to Make the Perfect Cheesy Scrambled Eggs
- The best options for pairing with scrambled eggs, include brie, Cheddar, cream cheese, feta, and goat’s cheese
- When deciding on the cheese, consider its flavor, texture, and ability to melt easily
- Scrambled eggs can also be topped with shredded parmesan, fresh herbs, or diced tomatoes
- More than one type of cheese can be used to create a unique taste
- For a different breakfast treat, add cheese as a filling to an omelet
With such a variety of different cheeses available, you are sure to find one that matches your taste and will enhance your scrambled eggs!
Strong, subtle, or tangy?
Why not pick out a new cheese to try next time you are making your delicious breakfast?
If you are looking for a healthy breakfast option, read my surprising comparison of cream cheese bagels and donuts!