The good cheeseslike good ham, They cannot be missing from Christmas tables. You can serve a variety of sliced cheeses, yes, but you can also show off some cheese appetizers like the ones we recommend here and leave everyone speechless.
Apart from the cheese, all these recipes have in common that you can do them before and 5 minutes before serving, give them a blast in the ovenall together, to be served at the perfect moment, hot and with melted or gratin cheese.
Goat cheese montadito with mushrooms
some slices of breadsome slices of Goat governor these too sautéed mushrooms. You don’t need more for a great bite. Of course, you can swap out the mushrooms for any other mushroom you like, such as oyster mushrooms, shiitakes, or a mushroom mix (yes, frozen works too). And it is good to use the bread from the day before, because in the oven it will be toasted and crispy.
Canapes of caramelized chives with cheese
In this recipe we use tetilla cheese, one of the most representative cheeses of Galicia and which has a Designation of Origin. It’s a soft cheese but with personality and pairs perfectly with the caramelized spring onion. The canapés are placed in circles of sliced bread and apart from being delicious they are also very beautiful.
Roast beef toast with brie and red berries
Roast beef can be prepared at home a day or two ahead, following our recipe (or you can buy it ready-made, wow). And to assemble the croutons all you have to do is top with a slice of brie cheese, warm them in the oven and serve them with a slice of roast beef, some red fruit jam and some green sprouts. Spectacular!
Appetizers goat roll with jam
Easier, impossible. Because this appetizer doesn’t even have bread. In our recipe we tell you how to make orange and carrot marmalade, but of course you can use a good quality marmalade from the store in the flavor you prefer. And nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts… you name it!
Toast with three cheeses
They carry gouda, roquefort and mozzarella. So it’s a toast to the cheese itself. For smaller bite-sized slices, cut each slice of bread into 4 squares (ie, in half lengthwise, then crosswise). Sprinkle them with oregano (or your favorite herb) and have them ready to pop in the oven at the last minute.
Cheese lollipops with nuts and seeds
This appetizer is delicious, super flavorful, crunchy and really addictive. And, best of all, it’s made ahead because it’s served at room temperature. It is a mixture of parmesan and manchego, with peanuts, thyme and sesame. A tip: make lots of lollipops, because they will fly.
Crispy parmesan and Iberian ham with tapenade
Parmesan, ham and olives. If you like strong flavors, this is your ideal appetizer. You can bake the cheese and ham trays the day before, and on the day of lunch or dinner, when you put the rest of the appetizers in the oven, assemble them with the tender sprouts and olive oil.
Toast with pear, Roquefort and acorn ham
This appetizer combines divine fruit with cheese and ham. Pear slices are lightly baked until soft. And all the rest have no cooking at all, so you have them ready and serve them whenever you want.
Sesame stick and cheese
A good homemade appetizer to serve with ham or sausages, also with smoked salmon… If you make them the day before and store them in an airtight jar, they will be as crispy as freshly cut.
Chicken and mozzarella vol-au-vents
A very balanced mixture, with soft béchamel. The secret to making them super crispy is to fill them just before putting them in the oven. And if you like smoky flavors, you can replace the mozzarella with smoked scamorza cheese.
Green asparagus tarts with parmesan
Our tarts are made with crusty dough (you can make them the day before and store well so they don’t get soggy), but the idea also works with store-bought tarts. The asparagus are sauteed with the onion and then the egg is added, so that when they are cooked, a firm filling remains.
Mini pizzas with zucchini and cheese
Like the previous tarts, for these mini pizzas you can have the bases already baked and all you need to do is add the courgettes, Mental cheese and corn just before baking for 3 or 4 minutes, until the cheese melts . .
Garlic toast with vegetables and manchego cheese
Another appetizer that you can have prepared in advance, on the one hand, the vegetables with the cubes of Manchego cheese and on the other hand, the toasted bread. Before serving, put a spoonful of filling on each toast, and on the table!
Baked vegetable pancakes with goat cheese
As you will see, in our recipe we bake all the ingredients together, but if you want to prepare these pinchitos in advance, all you have to do is already make the tortilla (without the goat cheese) and, a few minutes before serving, put a slice goat on top of each tortilla and broil for 1 minute to melt while you warm the tortilla.
Camembert puffs and caramelized onion
Like many of the canapés and appetizers in this article, this one can be prepared, but separately (the puff pastry squares are already baked and the onion already caramelized). Then it’s just a matter of assembling them, putting a piece of Emmental in each puff pastry and baking them for 2 or 3 minutes.