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Adorably cheesy animal appetizers

Adorably cheesy animal appetizers

Fun with fromage

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.

Cheese owls


  • Mini Babybel cheese wheels
  • Slices of cheddar cheese
  • Whole almonds
  • Cream cheese
  • Peppercorns

Cheese owls



Make owl ears

With a 3/4-inch round cutter, slice the top center area of the Babybel cheese to form the owl’s ears.

Cheese owls


Make owl eyes

For the eyes, cut two circles of cheddar cheese, slicing one of them into a half-moon shape, then fitting them together.

Cheese owls


Attach eyes

Attach them to the owl with a bit of cream cheese. Add large circles of cream cheese on top of the eyes.

Cheese owls


Punch out cheese holes

Punch out tiny circles of cheddar cheese — made by using a paper hole punch or a straw to use for the eyes and the body.

Cheese owls


Finish eyes, body, beak and wings

Place two of the tiny cheddar cheese circles on top of the cream cheese. For the blacks of the eyes, add some peppercorns with a dot of cream cheese. Place more tiny circles of cheese for the center of the owl’s body, securing them in place with cream cheese. Cut the tip of an almond to use for the beak, adding cream cheese to keep it in place. For the wings, cut a circle of cheddar cheese and slice it in half. Add some cream cheese on the tips and attach to the sides of the owl’s body.

Cheese owls



Serve with your other adorable animal appetizers!

Cheese owls

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