Cheese Appetizers

Served hot or cold, cheese appetizers please even the pickiest eaters. From nacho cheese dip to baked Brie to gooey cream cheese, these easy cheese appetizers disappear fast.

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Three Cheese Loaf

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This savory nut loaf is similar to a cheese ball but the cheese mixture and nuts are layered into a loaf pan. Use strips of red pepper to add a festive splash of color.

Phyllo-Wrapped Brie with Mushrooms

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Serving these appetizers to guests is an experience to remember. The bundles are split open, then fruit or crisp crackers are used to scoop up the cheese-herb-mushroom mixture.

Marinated Cheese

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Toss together a bit of garlic and lemon juice with peppercorns and Monterey Jack cheese for a simple and easy appetizer recipe.

Cheese Fondue

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Two cheeses and a splash of white wine flavor this gooey appetizer fondue that is delicious when dunked with bread chunks.

Cheese Triangles

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These puffy, crisp appetizers are always a favorite at parties.

Fried Deviled Brie

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This deep-fried appetizer is a cheese-lover's dream. A crispy mustard-and-pepper-spiked coating encases warm wedges of Brie.

Total: 20 mins

Smoked Cheese Squares

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A sweet onion topping makes a pretty presentation on these savory appetizers.

Cheese Straws

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You'll love the easy, four ingredient preparation for this kid-favorite cheese straw bread recipe.

Marinated Feta Cheese and Olives

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This salty Mediterranean-style appetizer bowl pairs well with crackers or crusty bread.

Gorgonzola Crostini

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Brandy and blue cheese spice up these hearty appetizers. Because blue cheese tends to be salty, use unsalted butter.

Homemade Cheese Straws

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A favorite snack in the South, these crisp appetizers get a touch of heat from cayenne pepper.

Cheese Pedestal

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Full-flavor cheeses such as cheddar and Stilton taste best at room temperature. When serving cheese as part of a dessert buffet, allow 1 ounce of cheese per serving. Apricots and honey are bonuses that pair marvelously with sharper cheeses.

Cheddar Cornmeal Sticks

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Cayenne pepper adds a bit of bite to these cheesy snacks that are similar to crisp Southern cheese straws.

Cheddar Crackers

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Make the dough for these crisp appetizers and freeze it up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge, slice, bake, cool, and place in paper holders to serve.

Herbed Feta Spread

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This seasoned pairing of a mild and a strong cheese is ready to enjoy in 10 minutes. Serve as an appetizer with dippers or spread on dinner rolls.

Total: 10 mins

Cheddar & Bacon Loaf

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With a total prep time of just 20 minutes, this cheesy loaf is one of the most simple appetizers around.

Cheddar-Jelly Thumbprints

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These savory appetizer cookies have a cheese dough that is baked and then filled with jalapeno jelly.

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