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🧀 30 BEST Cheese Appetizers: Cheesy-licious Yummy Appetizers! 🧀

🧀 30 BEST Cheese Appetizers: Cheesy-licious Yummy Appetizers! 🧀

If you are looking for unforgettable cheese appetizers you have come to the right place. We have rounded up 30 easy cheese appetizer recipes that you are gonna love! 

Anything you serve with cheese gets an extra flavor added to it.

Whether it’s a simple meal you’re making, it becomes extra special when you have cheese on it.

I’ve made this list of 30 delicious cheese appetizers because I know you want to serve something new to your guests when you’re hosting a party or a get-together.

I recommend #6 if you have a huge crowd to serve as you can make dozens in just one recipe; what more if you make many batches of these goodies!

For pizza-inspired starters, we suggest #13 and #14, and it’s like a pizza bash set up for your guest.

And if you don’t like to fry or bake, try #29, and you’ll never regret making it.

I know you’re already thrilled to get on to the list, so let’s get started without further delays!

1. Honey-Walnut & Goat Cheese

This dish can be done in minutes when you have honey, walnut, goat cheese, and crostini available in your kitchen.

The fusion of earthy and sweet flavors of these minis balances the creamy fresh taste of goat cheese that makes these bite-size goodies irresistible!

2. Sausage-Cheddar Bites

It’s a fantastic game day once you serve these cheese-coated mini sausages for your guests to devour!

Take a bite while it’s warm!

3. Smoky Spicy Cheese Straws

This fun and flavorful bread twist is a blend of spicy, cheesy, and smoky flavors that can vanish on your party platter in seconds!

You can have it with your warm soup as a side or munch on it!

4. Garlic Parmesan Cheese Straws

It’s closely related to Smoky Spicy Cheese Straws but equally excellent in flavor!

This straw-like puff pastry sprinkled with cheese, garlic powder, and salt and baked until crispy is an absolute winner for any occasion!

5. Savory Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Palmiers

This recipe is quite intricate to do, but most of the ingredients are store-bought, so there’s nothing to worry about!

The savory and garlicky flavor of these cuties stands out in every bite and leaves you with a full stomach in minutes!

6. Cheese Crackers

An addictive appetizer that can be done in less than 15 minutes yet can make ten dozens in one recipe!

Once this is set on the baking sheet, dash some black pepper to give it an extra kick.

Make more than one batch of these, as they will be gone on your party table pretty quick!

7. Asiago Cheese Crisps

This dish requires grated cheese, minced sage, and chopped pine nuts mixed on the baking sheet and then baked to perfection!

It’s a no-sweat snack you must give a shot at your party!

8. Pepper Jack Bites

Pepper jack cheese for this recipe is sliced in cubes, covered with flour, dipped in eggs and herbs, and coated with breadcrumbs which you can fry or bake. 

We recommend deep frying to achieve crunchy, golden brown mini bites.

9. Black Pepper Parmesan Crisps (Frico)

Frico is shredded parmesan cheese cooked in a non-stick pan, and dash some ground pepper or rosemary to top this crispy and thin snack.

Best to top your salad or eat it plain, and the taste will still be great!

10. Fried Halloumi Bites

This Halloumi cheese covered with seasoned flour is an ideal snack when you’re in a rush.

Its crunchy texture outside and oozing cheese inside will make your family and guests want more of it!

11. Fig Walnut Goat Cheese Terrine

This dish is a blend of creamy cheese goodness with a sweet and tangy flavor that can be made 4 hours or a day ahead and then refrigerated.

Add bread or crackers to make a superb finger food to include at your parties or get-togethers!

12. Bacon & Chives Cheese Balls

The color combination of bacon tidbits and chives covering these Cheese Balls will make you feel the holiday spirit!

It’s not just enticing to the eyes but exploding with flavors you can serve at your holiday parties or any occasion!

13. Asiago Grilled Chicken Flatbread

The smoky flavor of grilled chicken, bacon and mixed mozzarella, asiago cheese, topped with spinach, avocado, and fresh tomatoes on these mini pizza bites will make your guest want more of this tasty treat.

The best alternative for your pizza cravings!

14. Puff Pastry Pizza With Mushrooms & Bell Peppers

It’s a versatile dish made with puff pastry, layered with bell peppers and mushrooms, and sprinkled with lots of mozzarellas and parmesan cheese that you can have as an appetizer or main course.

Another pizza bite variety you must try!

15. Pear Tarts With Blue Cheese

The blend of pear, fig jam, and blue cheese gives out that sweet and savory taste on this starter that anyone will enjoy.

What makes this even incredible is that you can make these ahead of time, store them in an airtight container, and freeze them in a month!

16. Cheesy Crab Poppers

It is an ideal appetizer made with cornbread that elevates the sweet flavors of crab, while cheese and bell pepper balance out the total taste you can share with a crowd.

Best to partner with a dip to make this a delectable treat!

17. Gougeres (Cheese Puff)

This French cheese puff is similar to cream puffs, only it’s cheesy.

Gruyere cheese is best for this recipe, and adding bacon bits and chives will make this puff tastier!

18. Two-Bite Mac & Cheese Bites

It’s your favorite mac and cheese with a twist!

It should be cheesy rather than saucy to hold its shape.

Just fill your muffin tins with this cheesy mixture and bake.

With a glass of wine, you’re now set to enjoy your party!

19. Ham & Cheese Biscuit Bites

When cheddar, swiss, and cream cheese blend with ham, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and Worcestershire, you know you’ve created a masterpiece!

You will not notice you have eaten so many of these tasty snacks until your tummy’s full!

20. Tuscan Mushroom Ricotta Mini Tarts

This all-veggie starter is made of buttery cream cheese crust with lemon ricotta, mushroom toppings, and overload cheese on top that you will enjoy in every bite.

It’s a tasty dish you can serve warm or at room temperature and still taste incredible!

21. Cheesy Garlic Butter Rolls

Garlic and cheese combined to make buttery, flaky layers of cheese and herbs will instantly get you hooked on this minis!

Best to serve on a game day or just a movie night with friends!

22. Watermelon Blueberry Feta Stars

This refreshing star-shaped watermelon, blueberries, feta cheese, and glazed with balsamic vinegar are ideal for making at summer parties or patriotic holidays!

It’s a unique and invigorating canape your guests will adore.

23. Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

It’s a unique and odd cheese appetizer with blue cheese stuffed with olives, but it will surely be a crowd favorite once they get a munch of it!

Adding paprika and salt for an extra kick to your stuffed olives will make this a crowd hit!

24. Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Peppadew peppers stuffed with cream cheese, garlic, herbs, and spices are small but flavorful!

Preparation is undemanding, so you can spend quality time with your guest while enjoying these lovely tiny bites

25. Fried Ravioli

You’ll love this cheese ravioli coated with breadcrumbs; deep-frying your coated cheese ravioli until golden brown and sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley for garnish.

It’s excellent finger food for a cheese and pasta lover!

26. Arancini—Three Cheese Fried Risotto Balls

These Three Cheese Fried Risotto Balls are made of arborio rice, garlic, herbs, and lots of cheese, breaded and deep-fried until golden brown.

Serve this with marinara sauce with a dash of grated cheese and parsley for garnish, and you’re set to taste heaven on your plate!

27. Cheesy Potato Croquettes

These gooey, crispy, fried potato and cheese balls with spices, herbs, and spinach to add flavor to it are ideal to start up your party!

Serve while it’s crispy hot!

28. Gooey Cheese Sticks

It’s a homemade appetizer you will make over and over again.

Its crispy outer coating and melts-in-your-mouth cheese inside will always be a go-to snack.

You can bake or air fry these lovely goodies!

29. Marinated Mozzarella Balls

These Mozzarella Balls, marinated in a mixture of olive oil, balsamic 
vinegar with parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt is a no-bake and no-fry recipe.

Marinate for up to 60 minutes and serve with crunchy crostini on the side!

30. Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizer Bites

These cream cheese canapes are sweet, rich, and melt in your mouth! 

It’s best for holiday parties because you can use store-bought ingredients to make these pretty-looking dishes and make this in no time.

The bottom line

Cheese added to your appetizers will be something your guest will look forward to at your next party!

And I hope I have shared with you the best cheese appetizer recipes you can try on.

How many of these recipes have you tried at your parties?

Which of these dishes became a crowd favorite? 

Let me hear your thoughts by commenting below.

30 EASY Cheese Appetizers 🧀

30 EASY Cheese Appetizers 🧀

These 30 easy cheese appetizers will be something your guests will look forward to at your next party!


  • Honey-Walnut & Goat Cheese
  • Sausage-Cheddar Bites
  • Smoky Spicy Cheese Straws
  • Garlic Parmesan Cheese Straws
  • Savory Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Palmiers
  • Cheese Crackers
  • Asiago Cheese Crisps
  • Pepper Jack Bites
  • Black Pepper Parmesan Crisps (Frico)
  • Fried Halloumi Bites
  • Fig Walnut Goat Cheese Terrine
  • Bacon & Chives Cheese Balls
  • Asiago Grilled Chicken Flatbread
  • Puff Pastry Pizza With Mushrooms & Bell Peppers
  • Pear Tarts With Blue Cheese
  • Cheesy Crab Poppers
  • Gougeres (Cheese Puff)
  • Two-Bite Mac & Cheese Bites
  • Ham & Cheese Biscuit Bites
  • Tuscan Mushroom Ricotta Mini Tarts
  • Cheesy Garlic Butter Rolls
  • Watermelon Blueberry Feta Stars
  • Fried Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
  • Fried Ravioli
  • Arancini—Three Cheese Fried Risotto Balls
  • Cheesy Potato Croquettes
  • Gooey Cheese Sticks
  • Marinated Mozzarella Balls
  • Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizer Bites


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