I developed this recipe from an asiago cheese bagel recipe. Any shredded cheese will work, I like cheddar, but a more flavor neutral white pizza cheese blend makes them work a little better for us. My son even likes to put peanut butter on them because the cheese flavor is not overpowering. You may need to add a little extra water if the ball of dough is too stiff, depending on the type of cheese you use. This recipe can easily be halved, and you could make this with out a bread machine by mixing and kneading by hand. You may add 1 more tsp. yeast for fluffier bagels. This recipe is so simple. My whole family loves them, and hardly wait until they are cool enough to eat.