At your next holiday gathering, try this fun and festive Christmas appetizer. This cheese tray idea turns a traditional cheese platter into a work of art, displaying a variety of Cabot cheeses in a creative and beautiful way. When you set this lovely appetizer out with the rest of your Christmas party food, it will liven up your food table. Loved by kids and adults alike, this is one cheese tray you’ll be asked to serve every year. Watch the video above to see how nicely this comes together and then share it with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
To make this beautiful appetizer for Christmas, cut each of 5 different flavors of Cabot Cheddar cheese bars into 1-inch cubes.
Arrange cheddar cheese cubes in rows to form a tree shape on a large platter or cutting board, using a different flavor of cheese for each row. Separate flavors with fresh thyme sprigs and rows of cherry tomatoes or olives. For the star on top, cut triangles of cheddar cheese and arrange them into a star pattern.
If you’d like another creative cheese tray idea that’s perfect for Christmas, our Holiday Cheddar Wreath is another beauty. Did you know Cabot is a co-operative of over 800 farm families who continuously strive to produce the best dairy products around? If you love this Christmas tree appetizer as much as we do, we’d really appreciate it if you could rate and review it when you have the chance!
5 (8-ounce) bars Cabot Sharp Cheddar, plain and flavored
Fresh thyme sprigs
Grape cherry tomatoes or olives
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CUT each bar of cheddar into 1-inch cubes.
ARRANGE cubes in rows to form tree shape on large platter or cutting board, using different flavor for each row and separating flavors with thyme sprigs and rows of tomatoes or olives. For star on top, cut triangles of cheddar cheese and arrange into a star pattern.
The entire family loved this simple and easy cheese platter! It was gorgeous, but more importantly, it was so easy to throw together. I know I'll be making this over and over again during the holiday season!
Fun, Festive, Tasty! Big hit with the crowd.
Love this idea. Will definitely use it this Christmas season
Demonstrated this for Holiday program. Everybody loved it and thought it was so pretty and good way to portion control cheese servings. Thanks