The favourite of victor Katniss Everdeen, the cheese buns from Mellark Bakery saw a spike in sales after the conclusion of the 74th Hunger Games. Soft rolls studded with bits of melted goat cheese and topped with more of the same, they are equally delicious as sandwich bread or on their own. Because they require minimal kneading, it is easy for the Mellark Bakery to keep up with the now high demand.

By Aaron (admin) Published: August 10, 2013

  • Yield: 9
  • Prep: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 3 hrs 0 min

The favourite of victor Katniss Everdeen, the cheese buns from Mellark Bakery saw a spike in sales after the conclusion of the 74th …

The Ingredients.
The Method.
  1. Pour warm water into a bowl, then add yeast. Let it sit until the yeast is foamy: this will take about five minutes.
  2. Add the melted butter, sugar, salt, and egg, whisking to combine.
  3. Flour the goat cheese lightly.
  4. Add flour and goat cheese, alternating a little at a time until a dough forms. It will be sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for an hour. During this time, it should double in bulk.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and punch out any excess gas. Roll into a log with floured hands, then cut into 9 equal pieces. Roll into balls, pinching the seam at the bottom.
    Cheese bun dough
  7. Place dough balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, about 2” apart. Sprinkle tops with additional goat cheese (it may need to be pressed down in the dough a bit to adhere).
    Peeta Mellark Cheese Buns
  8. Bake rolls until they are golden-brown and sound like a drum when tapped on the bottom, - 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm.
    Peeta's Hunger Games cheese buns
what people are saying.
  • Kiki Reply

    Hey! I really love the cheese buns! they are sooo good! I can’t find the lamb stew with dried plums! where is ist?

    • Samantha Reply

      This isn’t a dish we’ve made yet. Is it something you’d like to see in the future?

      • Kiki Reply

        Oh yes! It would be really cool if you would make it!

        • Samantha Reply

          Expect it in the near future, then. Follow us on Twitter for updates! :)

          • Kiki

            ok! Thank you!

  • Sarah Reply

    Sounds amazing I’m gonna make some latter this week thanks for the recipe.

  • Liana Reply

    I can’t wait to try this! I love cheese bread.

    I don’t like to eat lamb so I make beef stew over white rice, I always refer to it as my Hunger Games stew. It’s very filling, but it’s actually a traditional spanish dish. When I read about it in the book, I was so excited that I know how to make it.

  • Ellen Reply

    I guess I’m baking this weekend. :)

  • Stephanie Jackson Reply

    You guys really need a facebook page so I can get your updates. Awesome site!

  • Leslie Reply

    My daughter would love to make these but not a fan of goat cheese. What would be a good substitution for the goat cheese? Thanks.

    • Samantha Reply

      Whatever she likes best, really. Cheddar would be extra delicious – just add grated cheese into the dough, and save some for sprinkling on top. For a stronger flavour, you could try parmesan.

  • Caitlin Reply

    These look really good ! I am REALLY obsessed with the hunge games and I am going to be having a hunger games party this year so thank you for the recipes !

  • Penny Reply

    They look amazing! I want to try to make them! How much yeast is in the package you used?

    • Samantha (admin) Reply

      They are the standard ones you can find in the grocery store. This particular brand we use has 2 & 1/4 (1/4 oz) tsp in each packet. I should add that to the recipe! Thanks. :)

  • Norwegian girl! Reply

    I love this page! I am baking the cheese buns right now, am so excited about how they are! Thank you for the recipes at this page, it’s so cool to eat what the characters in the book eats! – a big fan<3

  • Alejandro Reply

    Making it Right now. Looks Delish. :)

  • Frida Reply

    REALLY, I love this page♥ thanks so much for do this… Mexico.

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  • Heather Reply

    This is SOOOO much more authentic than the cheese biscuits some were propagating as Peeta’s cheese buns.

  • Heather Reply

    could you do the chicken with oranges? And please don’t put it over rice. Someone did it with rice, made me crazy because Katniss KNOWS what rice is and says she doesn’t recognize the grain the dish is served with.

  • Angelica Reply

    What kind of goat cheese did you use? Did it melt well?

  • Erika Reply

    The cheese buns came out perfect! I have been searching for the recipe ever since Mockingjay came out. Thank you so much!!

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