It doesn't matter to me if you serve me cream cheese, goat cheese, brie cheese or plain cheese appetizers, if it's a cheesy appetizer, I'm gonna like it. It's a love that started early in my life and was exacerbated by a move to Berlin five years ago, where brie cheese is as cheap and delicious as a cup of Starbucks coffee here in the States.
Click through the slide show to get the recipes for the cheesy appetizers. I've also included links to drink recipes that you can serve with your cheese appetizers to make the appetizer round at your party complete.
I've compiled five of my favorite cheese appetizers. You have two varieties of bread and cheese appetizers -- a baked brie baguette and a smoked salmon crostini with goat cheese and apple relish. I've also dug up my ham and cheese balls that you can serve with Dijon mustard and some delish bacon dip made with cream cheese. And because I like fresh, yummy appetizers as well, I'm including an Italian antipasto salad recipe with cheese on it.
Some of these cheesy appetizers like the bacon dip and the ham and cheese balls allow you to use up leftover meats, but all taste divine and make good choices when you're looking for appetizers for a crowd.