If you're planning a party and need an easy-to-prepare appetizer to please the crowd, you can't go wrong with a cheese and crackers tray. Serve a variety of cheese, or stick to the most popular types, to accommodate the guests' tastes. Cut a large, semi-hard block of cheese, such as cheddar and Colby, into bite-size cubes for convenience. Arrange the cheese cubes on a decorative tray or platter to create a mouth-watering presentation. Provide toothpicks so guests can easily spear the cubes and transfer them to their plates.
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Things you need
- Wooden cutting board
- Sharp knife
Position the block of cheese on its side on a wooden cutting board.
Insert the tip of a sharp knife into the middle of the side of the cheese. Press the blade down to cut a slice. Make ½-inch to 1-inch slices, depending on what size you want the cheese cubes to be, across the side of the cheese block.
Hold the sliced cheese block together and set it on its bottom. Make ½-inch or 1-inch slices lengthwise across the cheese.
Turn the cheese block a quarter turn on the cutting board. Make ½-inch or 1-inch slices crosswise so the cheese forms equal, bite-size cubes. Arrange the cheese cubes on a serving platter.
Tips and warnings
- Cover the cheese cubes with cling film before serving to prevent them from drying out.
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