Friday, November 2, 2012

An Easy Fall Appetizer or Teatime Garnish

This eye catching, easy fall appetizer adds a fun touch to your menu. A few of these leaves cut from cheese make an excellent garnish for your tea tray as well. Cut thin slices of cheese using a cheese slicer or mandoline.  With a leaf cookie cutter,  I  cut leaves from Colby, Mediterranean Herbed Cheddar and Extra Sharp Cheddar from the cheese slices.  You can use any combination of cheese you prefer.  A mix of cheeses with different colors works best.    An autumn colored dish in the center is filled with dipping mustard garnished with a sprig of parsley.   A selection of crackers is a nice addition when serving this.