Summer Party Cheese Cups
A cheese board is the perfect party food; our only complaint is its lack of mobility for cheese lovers who want to mingle. Our Summer Party Cheese Cups are an elegant DIY alternative, packing all the fun and flavors of a cheese board into individual cups. We put together three complementary versions for summer—one focusing on veggies, another that's fruit-forward, the last based a nostalgic dessert—all featuring a crowd-pleasing cheese. Each cup recipe makes 8 cups for a total of 24, but feel free to scale up or down depending on your guest list.
preparation & ingredients
Assemble the Veggie & Brie Cups: Add a wedge of Mini Brie to each skewer (with the wider part of the wedge toward the top), followed by a cherry tomato. You'll assemble your cups one at a time. First, place one cracker toward the back of the cup, then tuck the carrot, cucumber, and radish into the front-left area of the cup. Hold these in place while you tuck the skewer, tomato side down, into the remaining space. Repeat to fill the rest of your cups.
Assemble the Fruit & Cheese Cups: Add each watermelon spear to its own skewer. On a separate skewer, add two blueberries followed by the strawberry and two more blueberries. Repeat until you have eight berry skewers. You'll assemble your cups one at a time. First, place a watermelon skewer toward the back-left of the cup, then place a berry skewer toward the front-right. Hold the skewers securely while you tuck an orange slice between them. Place the triangle of Alisios in the front-center of the cup, with the triangle pointing down. Repeat to fill the rest of your cups.
Assemble the S'mores & Blue Cups: Place two to three pretzel gems at the bottom of each cup. Add two marshmallows to each skewer. You'll assemble your cups one at a time. First, place the plank of chocolate toward the back-left of the cup, then lean a stack of two Effie's Oatcakes against it. Add the marshmallow skewer toward the front-right of the cup. Place the triangle of Cambozola into the remaining space toward the front-left, with the triangle pointing down.