How to Make “Cheese” Leaves Appetizer

Whether hosting a fall party or tailgating your guests will love these leaf shaped cheese slices.  Leaf shaped metal cookie cutters cut thinly sliced cheese into assorted leaf shapes.  They are fun to make and I like to serve the leaves with assorted crackers from wheat to gluten free, the choice is yours.

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Cheese Leaves Appetizer

Easy to Cut Cheese Leaves

I used thin sliced cheese from cheddar to mixed Colby-jack and pepper jack cheeses. Its a good idea to use metal cookie cutters for the sharp edge.  Another tip is to chill the cheese before cutting but not too cold or the cheese will break.

In addition, once you cut the slices, place them between wax or parchment paper sheets and chill until ready to plate for serving.

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When plating the cheese leaves, alternate the slices for a molten look like fall, or separate the flavors into stacks if desired.

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To Serve

Place on a decorative plate in a wreath form. Place crackers or spread in center of wreath. Keep covered until serving time, or refrigerate until ready to use.

Use up to 3 pounds of sliced cheese 1/8-1/4 inch thick and cold for best results. Suggested cheese: White jalapeño, Sharp Cheddar and Colby Jack.

Hope you enjoy this fun appetizer.

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Cheese Leaves Appetizer

Thin sliced assorted cheese is cut into leaf shapes for a fall wreath appetizer.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cut
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

3  pounds each of  1/8-1/4″ sliced cheese; White Jalapeno, Sharp Cheddar, & Colby Jack

Assorted crackers

Instructions

  1. Using a leaf cookie cutter, cut out cheese slices and place on a decorative plate in a wreath form.
  2. Place crackers or spread in center of wreath.
  3. Keep covered until serving time, or refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

Depending on your cookie cutter- leaf shapes will determine the size and number of servings.

Tip:  Slightly softened cheese will cut cleaner edges.  Cover the cheese with plastic wrap to keep from drying out until serving time.

Keywords: cheese leaves, cut out, fall leaves, appetizer

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