This post is part of “The Art of Cheese”, a partnership between Honest Cooking and Castello Cheese.
If you really want to impress with your appetizers this holiday season, make your own buttery dill crackers that pairs perfectly with rich Aged Havarti cheese.
By Diansa Muscari
I love easy recipes for entertaining. I’ve done the whole fussy hors d’oeuvres thing — the kind that practically take tweezers and a magnifying glass to perfectly place the garnish atop the tiny, multiple-step bite. As beautiful as those types of appetizers are, let’s be real: Who has the time?!
For that very reason, I love a good cheese board. So much so, in fact, that I wrote a whole post last year about how to create the perfect one for holiday entertaining. I mean, who doesn’t love cheese? It’s one of the few things you can get away with plopping on a plate as is and still manage to receive compliments about.
It’s the easiest option whether you’re throwing your own shindig or attending someone else’s, and I highly recommend it especially if you’re running a little short on time.
But if you really want to impress, you can step it up a notch with the cheese love and make your own cheese crackers.
It’s really not as hard as it seems.
These Aged Havarti & Dill Crackers are the savory equivalent to Christmas cookies. They sort of come together like pie dough with just a handful of ingredients, and yet, the final result is an irresistible, buttery cracker bursting with flavor.
The Castello Aged Havarti cheese I used for these crackers is delicious on its own, too, so don’t be afraid to make it the center of a cheese board and surround it with tasty accoutrements for your holiday festivities. Aged for a year, this cheese has a rich flavor and unique crystallization that make it a delight to munch on. The buttery taste shines through and is enhanced by fresh dill… you won’t be able to stop at one.
Since chances are that you’re already busting out the rolling pin for holiday baking, why not give these savory crackers a try?Print
Dianna Muscari blogs about her cooking and antics on The Kitchen Prep. A self-taught cook and baker, Dianna shares with her readers the messes and successes she encounters in the kitchen. Along with her recipes - which range from healthy to hearty to downright decadent - Dianna shares anecdotes about life, marriage, travel, and living in Florida. Her conversational writing style draws you into her kitchen for a meal and a laugh as she navigates through life one recipe at a time.