Cheese: The MVP of Super Bowl Appetizers

Although we are disappointed our Green Bay Packers did not make it to the Super Bowl again this year; we are excited to watch the New England Patriots and New York Giants battle for the Super Bowl XLVI Championship title.

Cheese Gifts

Photo Credit to Figi’s Gifts in Good Taste

Some may say that Super Bowl Sunday is the easiest “holiday” of the year.  You don’t need to buy presents for loved ones or decorate your home with seasonal trimmings.  All you need to do is provide enough comfortable seating and tasty snacks.

When it comes to snacks, Buffalo wings and 7-layer dip may be the first munchies to come to mind, but both require a lot of work to prepare.  Cheese is one of the easiest appetizers you can serve at your Super Bowl party.  Use the following tips to create a victorious game day cheese assortment.

Choose Your Cheese Selection

The best cheese platters have variety.  When deciding which cheese to use, choose blocks from different categories.

  • Semi-hard: Cheddar, Colby, Gouda and Swiss
  • Semi-soft: Brick, Monterey Jack and Ricotta
  • Soft-ripened: Brie and Camembert

Broaden Your Pairings

Here at Figi’s, we love meat and cheese gifts, but we also know that there are many more excellent pairings.  The most popular cheese partners are fruit, vegetables and nuts.  To discover winning cheese combinations, check out the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Cheese Pairing Guide.

Make Your Cheese Platter Unique

Who says cookie cutters are just for cookies?  Break away from typical sliced cheese tray by adding different shapes.  If you are really in the Super Bowl spirit, take a look at these football-shaped cookie cutters.

Remove Tray From Refrigerator Before Serving

Take your platter out of the refrigerator about an hour before your hungry guests arrive.  Cheese tastes outstanding at room temperature.

Cheese may be the MVP of Super Bowl appetizers, but when you serve it, you will be the MVP of Super Bowl party hosting.  What else will you be serving your family and friends on Game Day?

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