Party Trays – Quick & Easy

by on April 23, 2016
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Cheese and Sausage Tray

  • 1 block cheddar cheese
  • 1 strip of aged summer sausage (casing removed)

Cheese Ball

  • Melt 1/2 C cheddar cheese
  • Mix with 1 pkg Cream Cheese
  • Roll around in chives or nuts

Italian Bites – Use long toothpicks

  • Pepperoni
  • Tomato slice
  • Banana peppers
  • Provalone
  • Black olive
  • on a chunk of bread

Quince Paste with Manchego

  • Slice quince into disks
  • Place on top of Cheese slices

Grape Tray

  • Buy nice plump grapes
  • Cut them into little bundles of about 4-8 grapes each

Brie and Crackers

  • Bring brie up to room temperature
  • Cut into pieces and put toothpicks in each little piece
  • Serve on a plate with a nice rustic cracker
    Note: I like Ritz crackers, but not with this pairing.  It’s like putting ketchup on filet mignon

Gruyere Dip

  • Melted gruyere
  • Cubes of bread on toothpicks


  • Use a crinkle cutter to give the appearance of something really fancy
  • Use toothpicks to stage individual gnoshes

Grated cheese has anti-caking agents in it, so it is good for melting things

Sriracha has Xantham gum – acts as an emulsifier

Sodium Citrate – emulsifier – Good nacho cheese

Nacho cheese


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