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15 Cheesy Appetizer Recipes You'll Love

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a party without cheese appetizers is no party at all!

Whether you're pairing it with wine for a more upscale affair or drinking lots of beer for a more laid back soiree, no party is complete without cheese in attendance.

We've got lots of recipes featuring this favorite ingredient, but something stands out with these top 15 cheese appetizers and we bet you'll enjoy them as much as we do.


Some of the apps above take inspiration from classic recipes, others are completely one-of-a-kind, but all are delish, easy to prepare and bites every guest will enjoy.

Perfect more casual affairs, serve your cheese mixed with fresh herbs and stuffed in edible scoops like hollowed out cherry tomatoes or eggs. Or, simply spread it on some cute bread slice cut outs topped with cucumber slices.

Man Dip - yes, that's it's name! - pizza sticks or grilled potato skins topped with cheese pack great flavor and lots of cheesy taste for game nights. They enhance beer drinking, but aren't overpowered by it.

Get creative with classics in fun new serving styles - tomato and grilled cheese gets all dressed up when served shooter style and mac and cheese shaped into bite sized truffle muffins will become party staples.

Elegant and easy, spinach Parmesan balls or prosciutto, fried mozzarella squares or melon and mozzarella skewers require quick and simple prep, but are so deliciously satisfying.

Whole jalapenos rolled in cheese and biscuit dough are the ultimate spicy appetizer. Looking for something sweeter? Give our sopapilla a try!

Though it didn't make the top 15 (I told you, we're big cheese appetizer fans!) the main image above - pimento cheese dip - is all kinds of creamy, spicy, cheesy deliciousness - you should give that one a try, too.

Don't forget the wine pairing! Domaine Carneros Tattinger Blanc de Noir’s luscious aromas of honey and pears add new dimension to these must-try Cheesy Appetizer recipes.

Like we said, no party is complete without at least one cheesy appetizer - which one will you serve?

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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