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What To Cook This Summer, According To Donal Skehan

Cheesy does it. 

There's more to summer cooking than firing up the BBQ...

Donal Skehan, celebrity chef, cookbook author and ambassador for the National Dairy Council's Cheese Your Way campaign, recently returned to Dublin after four years in Los Angeles. We recently sat down with him to talk lockdown, Irish produce and, of course, cheese, which you can read here, but he also shared some fantastic summer recipes with us for you to try. Check them out below.

Lemon summer risotto with peas and asparagus

A fresh, bright take on an Italian classic. Get the recipe here

Green spaghetti and meatballs

Lighten up your typical spaghetti and meatballs with this fresh, fragrant recipe. Try it out here

Southern-style crispy chicken with blue cheese Caesar salad

Inspired by American fried chicken, the blue cheese in this dish helps to balance all the delicious flavours. Get the recipe here.

Griddled stone fruit with elderflower syrup and whipped mascarpone

This light summer dessert is so easy to make. Try it out here

Blueberry ricotta cheesecake

This impressive dessert is surprisingly easy to make and tastes fantastic. Get the recipe here.

Donal Skehan is the Irish ambassador for 'Cheese. Your Way', the EU-funded programme that aims to educate consumers on the importance of including cheese in their everyday diets in a variety of traditional and contemporary ways.