Christmas tree cheese platter recipe
Next time you're asked to bring a cheese plate along, get into the spirit of the season with this fun Christmas tree arrangement. Be creative with your ingredient selection, and kids and adults alike will devour it.
- 150g cheddar cheese
- 150g feta cheese
- 150g Red Leicester cheese
- 150g gouda
- 200g green olives
- 200g black olives
- 1/2 250g punnet grape tomatoes
- 1/4 125g punnet snow pea sprouts
- assorted crackers
Cut cheese into 1cm cubes. Drain olives.
On a large platter or wooden chopping board, arrange cheddar cheese in a thick strip.
Arrange green olives in a thick strip across the top of the cheese.
Continue layering cheese, olives and tomatoes to create a large triangular tree shape, topping it with a tomato.
Place a bunch of snow pea sprouts at the base of the triangle to form a trunk.
Place crackers nearby and serve.
- You could use any firm cheese you like, but select a variety of flavours and colours.
- As an alternative to olives, you could layer the cheese with dried fruit, chargrilled vegetables or cured meats.
- Recipe by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.
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