Cheese is life, everyone knows that and one of my favorite ways to eat cheese is those crispy little nuggets of goodness called Moon Cheese! It’s just cheese, just crispy! I first discovered Moon Cheese a couple years ago at Starbucks. I was super excited to find a snack option there that was keto-friendly, delicious, and contains high quality protein. I often use my Starbucks Rewards to buy myself more Moon Cheese!
I like to keep bags of Moon Cheese in my office and my car. You don’t need to refrigerate it, so it’s perfect for traveling or when you’re on the go. I often bring it to my daughter’s volleyball tournaments because the keto-friendly options at those are super limited.
The flavors range from 0g-1g of carbs per serving which is awesome. Nothing weird is added to these. Cheddar, Gouda and Pepper Jack are the flavors I have tried, but when I went to their website they also have Mozzarella and Sriracha which sounds amazing!
Besides just snacking on them you can also use Moon Cheese in creative ways in the kitchen. They make awesome replacements for croutons on a salad or crackers with soup. You can also grind them up and use like you would a breadcrumb either in meatballs or as a crunchy breading on chicken, pork or fish. In my recipe for Moon Cheese Crunch Pork Chops the ground up Moon Cheese adds an awesome texture and flavor to the pork chops. Also depending on what flavor Moon Cheese you use you can play with different flavor combinations. For the recipe below I used Pepper Jack, but I’m definitely going to try it with other varieties as well.
MOON CHEESE CRUNCH PORK CHOPS
4 boneless pork chops
1 bag of Moon Cheese, any flavor you like, I used Pepper Jack
1/2 cup of avocado mayo
1 tsp of parsley
1 tsp of basil
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of onion powder
Pink salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels
Mix together the mayo and seasonings
Place the Moon Cheese in the food processor and pulse until they are a breadcrumb consistency
Slather the mayo mixture all over the top and bottom of the pork chops
Spoon a generous serving of the ground up Moon Cheese onto the top of the mayo covered pork chops
Place in oven and bake for about 25 minutes depending on the thickness of your pork chops they may take a bit longer
Moon Cheese is available at Publix, Whole Foods, Target, Starbucks and more. To find Moon Cheese near you use their Store Locator.