How to Display Cheese & Crackers

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A staple at most gatherings and used as a quick snack at home, cheese and crackers mix the crunchiness of a cracker with the soft texture of a cheese. When preparing a display of cheese and crackers, consider creating a festive display rather than just pulling out the cracker boxes and cheese slices. Give yourself, and guests, a variety of crackers to choose from and a large selection of cheeses. Include fruits such as green grapes or sliced green apples, nuts or olives in the display for additional flavors.

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Select the crackers. Choose from rye, wheat, sesame, salted or buttery. Decide on the shape of the cracker, such as a stick, rounded or square.

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Prepare the cheeses. Select from blue cheese, cheddar, Swiss, American or jack. Cut cheese into small thin slices, triangles, squares or chunks.

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Rinse the fruit. Core and slice the apples. Pull the grapes from the stems.

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Divide the cheese and crackers in half. Create a border of alternating crackers on the tray. Overlap an alternating display of cheeses. Leave room for the kabobs.

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Make the kabobs. Stick the apple on the toothpick. Slide on a slice of blue cheese. Place it on a cracker. Repeat with the green grapes, alternating cheeses and crackers.

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Finish the tray by adding the cracker kabobs in the center. Drop several handfuls of mixed nuts in a martini glass and place on one end of the display. Put olives into the remaining martini glass on the other end of the tray.

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