Winter holiday gatherings just call out for appetizers that feature cheese. Here are a few of our favorite entertaining recipes. You can generally swap out any Face Rock cheddar in these recipes.

Mini Face Rock Cheese and Bacon Balls

Plan your next party around these perfectly petite mini cheese balls! Serve on rustic crackers, or lollipop style with a pretzel stick inserted into each cheese ball. Play with any of your favorite Face Rock Creamery cheddars… they’re all delicious in this recipe.

Peppercorn Harvest Asparagus Tart

Here’s a simple dish that will make a big statement on your holiday tables. Peppercorn Harvest cheddar, studded with red and green peppercorns, joins forces with roasted asparagus and bronzey sauteed onions for a savory tart that works just as well as an appetizer as it does as a main.

Air Fryer Appetizers

We love playing with our cheese in an air fryer! Lately we have been experimenting with our smooth and spicy Pepper Jack, Rock’n Jack. We have a fun trio of quick appetizers here that you can make in less than 10 minutes each: Jalapeño Poppers, Bagel Pizza Bites and Taquitos. If you don’t have an air fryer, each of these recipes can be baked in the oven.

Super Slayer Queso Dip

This spicy Super Slayer Grilled Queso dip is on point as a dipping dish that everyone will want to dive into. A little prep ahead of time makes this dip super easy to assemble if you want to make it on a portable grill. Simply mix everything but the cheese in a gallon plastic bag or large glass jar, and put your shredded cheese in a second container.

 Vampire Slayer Curd Jalapeno Poppers

Fresh cheddar curds melt sooo well! We love using our garlicy Vampire Slayer curds in Jalapeño poppers. We use thin pancetta slices but swap in your favorite bacon if you prefer!

Cheddar and Honey

No recipe for this one, but for a super simple yet elegant presentation,  fan out slices of our extra aged cheddar, sprinkle with candied nuts and drizzle with honey. Add a sprig of rosemary for a lovely touch.