Rachel MatthewsGuest post by the fabulous recipe developer, photographer and blogger Rachel Matthews of A Southern Fairytale.

Summer means longer days, which means more time outside with friends and family, and it definitely means more time around the grill.

There’s something about summertime and grilling that’s just a little bit of perfection. And with Father’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better way to celebrate the dads in your life than with the smoky taste of grilling done right. Let Cabot help you fire up a Father’s Day to remember, whether you’re a charcoal purist, a wood-only enthusiast, or you prefer the ease of a propane grill. These recipes will bring you that familiar pop, sizzle, and joy that comes from tossing a savory treat onto those heated grill grates.

Green Bean Cherry Tomato and Cheddar Salad

4 cups green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons Cabot Plain Greek-Style Yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
6 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons chopped basil

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain thoroughly.

2. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl.

3. Add the green beans, tomatoes and cheddar to the bowl and toss to coat. Serve topped with basil.


Here are some other great recipes to try:


Grilled Cheesy Portabello Caps with Turkey & Sage


Grilled Chicken and Bread Salad

Horseradish Burgers with Cheddar & Grilled Onions

Entertaining Tips:
This summer we want to challenge you to host a different kind of party or gathering with your friends and family. Add a hint of sophistication to Dad’s Day by hosting a Beer and Cheese Pairing Grilling Party, or a Wine and Cheese Pairing Grilling party! Eating, learning, grilling, and sipping beverages with friends and family, what’s not to love?

You can design fun invitations, have everyone sign up to bring a certain cheese, dish, or beverage from a list you create and have at it. You could even create rating sheets, and knowledge cards for your guests to take home! You can view more summer recipes here.

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