9 Cheese Snacks

September 24, 2013

Hey, you! You, over there, who is looking at the clock and cursing those long, arduous hours between lunch and dinner, who is getting up to walk to the kitchen and then sitting back down, who keeps fondling the edge of a Kit Kat wrapper. You, half-asleep in front of the TV, watching Friends reruns at 2 o'clock in the morning. You, tired or hungry or cranky or bored, or tipsy off of your first drink of the night.

You -- all of you! -- need a cheese snack.

While cheese snacks can consist of hacking at the edge of a large block of cheese with a dull knife, we recommend the classy cheese snack: cheese in baked, runny, melty, or spreadable form, usually combined with carbohydrates, sugar, and other buddies. Make a batch of these and serve them with a glass of bubbly, or eat them hunched over your cutting board, crumbs all over your face.

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PB & C (Peanut Butter and Cheese) Cookies by Abduffy

Peanut Butter and Cheese Cookies from Food52


Baked Feta with Rosemary Blackberry Compote by Oops! Were you gunna eat that?

Baked Feta from Food52


Cheese Crispettes by drbabs

Cheese Crispettes from Fodo52


Fig and Blue Cheese Savouries by TheRunawaySpoon

Fig and Blue Cheese Savouries from Food52


Pub Gougeres with Anchovy and Cayenne by withinseason 

Pub gougeres from Food52


Chevre Devils by gingerroot

Chevre devils from Food52


Bruschetta with Ricotta, Honey and Lemon Zest by Merrill Stubbs

Bruschetta from Food52


Paprika-Scented Manchego Chorizo Puffs by Half-Buzzed Hostess

Cheese Puffs from Food52


Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini with Red Onion Jam by Merrill Stubbs 

Goat Cheese Crostini from Food52


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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

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Miles November 2, 2013
This was a ridiculously great article with perfect timing for the holidays - I love cheese and am always looking for simple, yet good (!) cheese appetizer recipes to serve and/or bring - thank you!
Jesse C. September 24, 2013
wow, i need that baked feta. never even thought of baking it on it's own like that, love how it gets all golden. mmmmm.
carswell September 25, 2013
Baking it with savoury flavours works equally well - some good olive oil, oregano and lemon zest - or tapenade.