You know we鈥檙e all about supporting the makers 鈥 heck, we even host Re:Make annually to celebrate the community at large 鈥 so it鈥檚 probably no surprise that we鈥檙e loving all of the artisan cheeses created right here in the good ol鈥 US of A. This roundup celebrates 12 American creameries鈥 cheeses, paired with a hand-picked recipe that corresponds to the selection. Wanna take things slow and simply host a tasting instead? Consult our list of recommended supplies for making your event go off without a hitch!

1. Kale Salad With Delicata Squash, Almonds and Aged Cheddar: Salads may be the furthest thing from your mind when it鈥檚 cold out, but this one featuring seasonal produce and Cabot Clothbound Cheddar is sure to delight throughout autumn and winter. (via Marin Mama Cooks)

2. Rosemary Chicken Sausage, Peppadew Pepper and Goat Gouda Grilled Cheese: Use Central Coast Creamery鈥檚 goat gouda to put a domestic spin on this gourmet grilled cheese. (via Spache the Spatula)

3. Oven Baked Camembert With Honey-Roasted Figs: When you have a gorgeous wheel of Alemar Cheese Company鈥檚 Bent River at your disposal, there鈥檚 no need to hide it under layers of puff pastry 鈥 the cheese itself truly shines in this recipe. (via Multiculti Kitchen)

4. Crottin Salad With Pears and Fennel: This peppery salad pairs beautifully with Redwood Hill Farm鈥檚 French-style California Crottin. (via Williams Sonoma)

5. Mt. Tam, Pear and Garlic Confit Pizza (Gluten-free): One taste of this pizza will tell you why Cowgirl Creamery鈥檚 Mt. Tam is such an award winner. Feel free to swap in your favorite pizza crust, gluten-free or not! (via A Sage Amalgam)

6. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing: Make this creamy dressing with Point Reyes Original Blue, and you鈥檒l have a perfect drizzle for salads or a cooling dip for wings. (via Fork Knife Swoon)

7. Fresh Fall Figs with Humboldt Fog鈥n Bruschetta: An iconic American cheese, Cypress Grove鈥檚 Humboldt Fog is tangy with a unique added texture from the ash-crusted rind; a natural paring with figs atop toasted baguette. (via Thyme)

8. Smashed Baby Red Potatoes with Ancho Chiles and Dry Jack Cheese: Use any one of Vella Cheese Company鈥檚 Dry Jack Cheeses in this delicious recipe! (via Bon App茅tit)

9. Bijou Creme Br没l茅e with Rhubarb Compote: Vermont Creamery鈥檚 Bijou lends a bit of savory nuttiness to a typically sweet custard. The accompanying strawberry rhubarb compote plays up the goat cheese tang nicely. (via Vermont Creamery)

10. Caveman TouVelle Sage Flatbread: Two of Rogue Creamery鈥檚 cheeses 鈥 Caveman Blue and TouVelle 鈥 top this terrific-for-fall flatbread. (via Rogue Creamery)

11. Crispy Risotto Cakes: Reach for a block of Nicasio Valley Cheese Company鈥檚 Nicasio Square in place of imported Taleggio when making these creamy risotto cakes! (via Nerds with Knives)

12. Flagship Cheese, Asparagus + Pear Bites: Beecher鈥檚 Flagship cheese is tucked inside these appetizing bites. If you have extra cheese on hand, give Beecher鈥檚 World鈥檚 Best Mac and Cheese recipe a go! (via Country Cleaver)

Who are some of your favorite artisan cheese makers? Why type(s) of cheese do they specialize in? Let鈥檚 chat about all things queso-related in the comments!