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Dairy domination: Food Network's 'The Kitchen' gets seriously cheesy

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Geoffrey Zakarian, Sunny Anderson, Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee and Marcela Valladolid as seen in "The Kitchen"

Geoffrey Zakarian, Sunny Anderson, Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee and Marcela Valladolid as seen in "The Kitchen"

Confession time: I love cheese more than is probably reasonable. How could I not? There are so many varieties, each with its own unique aroma, with textures ranging from creamy to crumbly and tastes that run the gamut from nutty to sharp to smooth and to mild. 

Well, it looks like Food Network's five perennially sunny Saturday morning personalities can agree with me about this one, with the Saturday, March 25, episode of "The Kitchen" focusing entirely on the good stuff: cheese. The weekly talk program's hosts are almost too cheerful sometimes, but that's exactly what makes it such great weekend television.

As part of their celebration of all things cheese, "The Kitchen's" hosts share some of their favorite cheesy recipes. Jeff Mauro's ("Sandwich King") ultimate cheese enchiladas are something to make family Mexican night anything but dull, while Sunny Anderson ("Cooking for Real") shows off her secrets for making perfect cheesy cornbread muffins with jalapeƱo glaze.  Even actor/chef David Burtka ("How I Met Your Mother") stops by to share one of his cheese-covered favorites: a four-cheese pizza that's better than anything you can get from the local pizza joint. 

In this kitchen, though, it's not just about sharing recipes and cooking tips: food and fun always go hand in hand, and remaining hosts Geoffrey Zakarian ("Iron Chef"), Katie Lee ("Beach Bites With Katie Lee") and Marcela Valladolid ("Mexican Made Easy") aren't about to let this Saturday be a dull one. 

Together, all five hosts take the classic grilled cheese sandwich to the next level for what will no doubt become the next Olympic sport: a stringy and melty grilled cheese pull contest! The kitchen helpline is also open to help out viewers with their cheesiest questions, and there's so much more planned as well.

"The Kitchen" is currently in its 12th season, and if there's one thing that's helped it stand out in a crowded talk show landscape, it's the warmth and chemistry between its hosts. Geoffrey, Katie, Sunny, Jeff and Marcela are all cheesing it up in the kitchen Saturday, March 25, on Food Network.