12 Dairy Dishes from Around the World

The last few years have seen a rise in foodies and increasing interest in international cuisine. More and more Americans are becoming adventurous eaters and are seeking bold, spicy and unique flavors. Yet the most Googled recipes in 2018 and 2019 remained unchanged: tried and true Americanized meals such as meatloaf, pecan pie, lasagna and pork chops.

There’s a clear disconnect between the dishes we crave and the foods we make at home – which is probably why many Americans eat out almost five times a week. Plus, the convenience of food delivery services has made it even easier for us to order our favorite exotic eats. But if you are trying to eat homecooked meals more often – whether to save money, eat better, support local farmers or for any other reason – you can bring the world to your table with globally inspired recipes using fresh ingredients and delicious dairy foods from your local grocery store.

Did you know milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and cream are found in almost every cuisine in the world? It’s true! To get you started on your global food adventure, we’ve curated a list of dairy delicious recipes for every occasion. Get your inspiration globally, while eating locally.


Need more international inspiration? Explore A World of Yum with more dairy delicious recipes.

By Dana Omari, RDN, LDN

Dana Omari is a registered dietitian and believer in preventive nutrition. She is a member of the American and Texas Academies of Nutrition and Dietetics. When she’s not working, Dana volunteers for Homemade Hope and Champagne and Yoga. Learn more about Dana here.

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