These cheesy animal appetizers are almost too cute to eat! Perfect for kid’s parties or whimsical cocktail soirees, they’ll bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Fun with fromage
Make sure your next party menu includes one of these fun and cheesy animal appetizers. Edible owls, hedgehogs and bumblebees will be all the buzz. And the best part of these adorable bites? There’s no baking necessary — just assemble and eat!
Cheese and olive bees
- Small or medium black olives
- Slices of cheddar cheese, double stacked
- Slices of provolone cheese
- Cream cheese
- Black food coloring marker
Cut out cheese and slice olives
Using a 3/4-inch round cutter, cut two circles of cheddar cheese. Cut the olive into thirds.
Starting with the bottom slice of olive, pipe cream cheese into the center and alternately stack cheese and olive slices, piping cream cheese in between each layer.
Poke a toothpick down the center. Pipe cream cheese eyes and add a black dot with a food coloring marker.
For the wings, cut two circles of provolone cheese. Add a bit of cream cheese to the edges and attach them to the backs of the bees.
If your bees don’t stand upright, pipe a dollop of cream cheese under each one to secure them on your tray. Add a fun message to the tops of your bee toothpicks with alphabet stickers, if desired. Serve with your other adorable animal appetizers!