Holiday Appetizers

Holiday Appetizers

Holiday appetizers are a crucial component of any festive gathering. They set the tone for the entire meal and can leave a lasting impression on your guests. But with so many other tasks to tackle during the holiday season, finding the right recipes can be a daunting task. That's where we come in.

We understand that you don't have time to sift through countless cookbooks and websites, testing recipes to ensure they're both delicious and easy to make. That's why we've done all the hard work for you. Our team of culinary experts has curated a collection of well-tested recipes for easy holiday appetizers, specifically tailored for Christmas celebrations.

From classic cheese dips to elaborate cheese boards, our selection has something for everyone. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, hot or cold, vegetarian or meat-based options, we've got you covered. And if you're looking for inspiration beyond traditional appetizers, we have a wide range of video recipes that will take your holiday party to the next level.

So save yourself the stress and hassle of searching high and low for the perfect holiday appetizer ideas. Instead, browse through our carefully curated collection and choose from our easy Christmas appetizers that are sure to impress your guests. With our help, you'll be able to focus on enjoying the festivities while also being hailed as the host with the most delicious bites.

Christmas Party Appetizers

Festive Cheddar Tree Cheese Board

Elevate your holiday gathering with a delightful and eye-catching Christmas appetizer idea. Transform a regular cheese platter into a stunning work of art by showcasing different Cabot cheeses in a creative and beautiful arrangement. Not only will this lovely appetizer bring life to your food table, but it is also a hit with both kids and adults. You'll find yourself being asked to serve this impressive cheese tray year after year.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

Holiday Cheddar Wreath

Make a stunning and delicious holiday appetizer with this Christmas wreath recipe. Your guests will be truly amazed. Although it may be initially hard to dismantle this masterpiece, the irresistible combination of Cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, and French bread will convince everyone to dive in. Spread the joy of this beloved Christmas wreath appetizer by sharing it on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter with your friends and family.

Cheddar Wreath Recipe

Cheddar Wreath

Cheesy Pull Apart Holiday Tree Rolls

Nothing says holiday appetizers like the cheesy pull apart Holiday Tree Rolls. This stunning and scrumptious Christmas appetizer includes the perfect pairing of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar and bread transforms into a delightful Christmas-themed appetizer that will impress your guests. Don't miss out on creating this effortlessly delicious showstopper for the season.

Holiday Tree Rolls

Holiday Cheddar Rolls

Garlic Butter Candle

Add a unique spin to your dinner with an edible garlic butter candle, a unique and interactive way to enjoy bread and butter. As the candle melts, it creates a delicious dip for your favorite bread. Whether it's for a dinner party or a fun appetizer, this butter candle is sure to impress your guests. Explore our edible candle how to guide for making tis delicious recipe and discovering flavor variations.

Butter Candle 

Butter Candles

Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Pancetta & Cheddar

Colorful, versatile, and irresistibly tasty, these little peppers have become a grocery store staple. One of our top picks for enjoying them is through this easy and speedy recipe. Not only is it a breeze to prepare, but it also dazzles with its presentation. These stuffed sweet peppers are the embodiment of a delightful, healthy, and visually appealing holiday party appetizer.

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Cheesy Tomato Bruschetta

Indulge in the perfect festive appetizer with our crispy cheesy bruschetta bites. Bursting with the flavors of fresh, juicy tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese, these bites are a crowd-pleaser that requires just a handful of ingredients and minutes to prepare. Get ready to delight your guests with this effortless and delectable treat!

Cheesy Tomato Bruschetta


Avocado Cheddar Deviled Eggs

This unique twist on a classic favorite features the rich creaminess of avocado and the sharp bite of cheddar. With our straightforward recipe, you can easily whip up a batch of eight servings in no time. Plus, these eggs can be prepared the day of your holiday party for ultimate convenience.

Avocado Deviled Egg Recipe

Jarcuterie Cups

Need some cheese gift giving ideas? We’ve got you covered. Introducing jarcuterie cups. In the era of charcuterie meat and cheese pairings, these individual servings take the concept to a whole new level. They're easy holiday appetizers, simple to enjoy, and make ideal gifts for all your festive occasions.

Jarcuterie Cup Recipes

Jarcuterie Cups

Sharp Cheddar Fondue

Make your next Christmas gathering a hit with our irresistible Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese Fondue recipe. Whether it's a quiet Christmas gathering or a lively holiday party with loved ones, this easy-to-make recipe is guaranteed to impress. With just a few simple steps, you can create a mouthwatering fondue that will leave everyone begging for more. Perfect for holiday appetizers, this recipe yields twelve servings and requires minimal preparation.

Cheddar Fondue

Sweet Potato Latkes

We’ve got the ultimate latke recipe that will become a staple in your holiday parties for years to come. These sweet potato latkes, crafted from just 7 basic ingredients, are not only incredibly easy to prepare but also deliver a delicious twist on the traditional potato latkes. With their irresistible taste and healthier profile, you'll find yourself reaching for this recipe time and time again, whether you're a latke connoisseur or trying them for the first time.

Sweet Potato Latkes Recipe

Sweet Potato Latkes

Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Indulge in the deliciousness of artichoke spinach dip without the guilt of added calories! Our Lightened-up Artichoke and Spinach Dip gives you all the flavors you love, with a healthy twist. Thanks to Cabot Cottage Cheese, this recipe is a perfect alternative to heavy, high-calorie dips. This is truly a classic and easy holiday appetizer you can try and impress your family and friends with.

Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip

Bring something unique to the dinner table with this delicious Pimento Cheese recipe featuring a blend of premium Cabot Cheeses and tangy Greek Yogurt.  This dish is a favorite in the South for a reason and is guaranteed to be a hit at your Christmas party. This holiday appetizer is sure to make its way as a regular on the Christmas menu.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Pimento Cheese

Homemade Ricotta

Discover the versatile world of ricotta, a delightful Italian cheese that can be produced from any type of milk.  This dish makes the perfect Christmas appetizer as you can pass around and share in the creamy texture. Get ready to elevate your culinary creations with homemade ricotta!

Homemade Ricotta Recipe

Homemade Ricotta

Baked Ricotta Dip

This warm, creamy, and cheesy dip is not just a crowd-pleaser; it's a culinary masterpiece that will leave your family and friends craving for more. With its irresistible combination of flavors and textures, it's the perfect appetizer to kick off any gathering, turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories.

Baked Ricotta Recipe

Linzer Cookies

Elevate your holiday table with Cabot Creamery’s very own Linzer cookie recipe. A delightful blend of buttery richness, dusted with confectioners' sugar, and generously filled with your choice of delectable fillings. The subtle lemon undertone in the dough perfectly harmonizes with a range of options, be it raspberry jam or zesty lemon curd. These treats are the epitome of holiday treats and Christmas desserts.

Linzer Cookie Recipe

Linzer Cookies

Holiday Recipes with Cabot Creamery

After carefully curating your selection of delectable holiday appetizers to grace your forthcoming Christmas or Thanksgiving menu, it's time to embark on the delightful culinary journey of crafting the remaining entrees that will finish your festive spread.

Take a look at our multitude of Christmas recipes, Thanksgiving recipes, Hanukkah recipes, fall recipes, winter recipes, and more.

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