The thought of salad immediately brings to mind ingredients like tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and onion. Cheese might not be the first thing you imagine adding to your salad but it is amazing what a difference it can make. Here are some cheese and salad pairing ideas that will make your salad a meal!

Feta cheese

Feta cheese is a lovely addition to most salads – especially a Greek salad with some Italian dressing. This cheese is particularly salty so you will not need to add salt to your salad. Crumble it over the top, add a dash of dressing and enjoy!


This versatile cheese can be used to top salads as well as your favourite pasta dish. This cheese and salad combo will give your dish a delicious nutty flavour. It is also on the salty side so take care when adding any type of dressing and avoid adding salt before tasting your salad first.

Blue cheese

Blue cheese is not for everyone. It has a strong aroma and flavour. For those that enjoy it, it is an excellent addition to just about any salad. It also makes your salad particularly creamy and the texture makes it easy to crumble over the top. You can even make a scrumptious blue cheese dressing for your salads.


If you enjoy cheese but you are not a fan of stronger flavours, cheddar is the easiest option. It can be used in sauces, on sandwiches and even over your pasta. Cut cheddar into cubes and add to your salad for a salty and creamy addition. This cheese and salad pair is the best option for children too. Since they can be particularly fussy when it comes to other types of cheese.


If you want a light cheese and salad pair, you should opt for mozzarella. There are different types of mozzarella on the market so make sure that you choose yours carefully. Different types of mozzarella have different fat and salt contents so read the packaging before you make your selection.

Cheese and salad can prove to be a meal all on its own. If you are trying to shed a few extra pounds without compromising your nutritional needs, you should consider a nutrient-rich salad topped with your favourite cheese. You will not need to worry about counting calories when opting for these kinds of light meals.