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9 Best Cheese Appetizers, Plus Perfect Cheese Board Tips

Updated August 31, 2023

When you've got the whole gang coming over, what's the best party food to serve? It's not a party until the platter of cheese appetizers makes an appearance! From cheese dip recipes to cheesy potato recipes and more, you'll be shouting your love of cheese from the rooftops. Check out this collection of easy cheese appetizers plus handy tips on creating the perfect cheese board for a cheese and cracker bonanza.

Really Simple Cheese Dip

Hosting a party is a breeze with this 4-ingredient cheese dip recipe you're going to be bringing out whenever you need an easy cheese appetizer recipe!

Pepperoni Pie Squares

This classic Mr. Food Test Kitchen recipe is one of our most popular. Bake up this savory twist on pepperoni pizza and you'll see why we think this is one of the best cheesy recipes around!

Baked Cheese Drops

Cheese, salsa, and beer combine to make this tasty cheese appetizer... Baked Cheese Drops are the best party food to make for "drop"-in company!

Bite-Sized Cheese Rollups

If you're looking for something to fill up a hungry crowd, you can bet they'll go wild for a cheese appetizer like our Bite-Sized Cheese Rollups. 

Almond-Crusted Brie

When you're looking for a good party food to serve at your next party, or even when people drop by unexpectedly, serve this wrapped brie. This easy recipe with cheese bakes quickly, and you can make it with ingredients right from your kitchen.

Potato Plank Bruschetta

This prize-winning cheesy recipe for Potato Plank Bruschetta features easy-on-the-waistline-and-wallets Idaho potatoes. As a tasty cheesy appetizer or side dish, this twist on traditional bruschetta will make for memorable entertaining.

Fried Cheese Sticks

We guarantee these kid-friendly cheesy snacks won't stay around for long. Serve these melty, crispy Fried Mozzarella Sticks with marinara sauce for dipping, sit back and watch them disappear!

Bacon 'n' Cheese Bites

Want something to make ahead and keep in the freezer for drop-in guests? Here you go! These Bacon 'n' Cheese Bites are a guy food favorite, especially when the game is on. 

Cheese Bread

Enjoy hearty wedges of our homemade Cheese Bread studded with onion and parsley. This easy recipe with cheese will perfectly sop up the flavors of any of your favorite saucy dishes.

How to Build the Perfect Cheese Board

A cheese board is like an edible piece of art - perfect for tasty entertaining. Our tips for how to build the perfect cheese board will surely add a touch of class to your next gathering.

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Italian Crescent Rollups

Take your crescent rolls up a notch with this 5-ingredient recipe for Italian Crescent Rollups. These are simple enough to have as a snack, but also fancy enough to make as a last-minute appetizer. They're real crowd-pleasers!

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