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Featured Recipes for Appetizers & Snacks


Grilled Rosemary Ham Sandwich with Walnuts, Figs & Creamy Havarti Slices

This recipe is perfect for lunch, but you can also cut the sandwich into bite-size pieces and serve them as hors d’oeuvres.

Moroccan Joes with Melted Gouda

These mini Moroccan cheese steaks are packed with flavor! The beef is cooked with our variation on chermoula sauce.

Warm Spinach and Gouda Gateau

Stack the nutty flavor of Dofino Gouda with spinach into a stunning dish for a holiday party.

Mini Mac and Cheese

Turn the ultimate comfort food into mini appetizers. A hit with grown ups and kids alike!

Falafel Crab Cakes with Tzatziki Sauce

Dofino® Havarti adds a touch of creaminess to these flavor-spiked crab cakes.

Reuben Sliders

Dofino® Fontina adds a layer of sophisticated taste to a classic pastrami sandwich.

Quantity: Makes 10 sliders

Nacho Puffs

Dofino® Havarti with Jalapeno gives these cheesy potatoes a playful flavor. They are a perfect appetizer recipe for game day or any time you have a crowd.

Quantity: Makes 24 potatoes

Puff Pastry Spirals with Smoked Salmon & Chives

Flavors spiral into the puff pastry giving it a taste all its own. The mild nutty flavor of Dofino® Creamy Havarti blends with the creamy texture of smoked salmon in this show-stopping appetizer.

Cheese Toast

Makes 6 servings

The nutty flavor of the melted Havarti makes this toast a great accompaniment or a perfect light lunch.

Queso Fundido with Chorizo and Roasted Poblano Peppers

Serve while it’s hot! Cheese is the most important ingredient in fondue, especially this Mexican version. Dofino® Havarti is the perfect melting cheese, and its mild nutty taste blends well with the strong flavors of this Queso fundido with chorizo and roasted poblano peppers.

Oven Browned Texas Toast

Makes 8 servings

Sometimes simple garlic bread just needs a boost.  Try one topped with sweet onion and the distinctive flavor of Dofino® Fontina.

Smokey Joe’s Corn & Cheese Muffins

Makes 24 muffins

The natural hickory flavor of Dofino® Smoked Gouda is a perfect backdrop for these fresh corn muffins. This is definitely an easy way to take your same-old cornbread and upgrade it to great!

Pepper Pizza Bites

Makes 1 serving

Kids. Love. Mini. Pizzas.

Grilled Vegetables with Gouda

Dofino® Gouda adds its roasted nutty flavor to lightly grilled summer vegetables. This is the perfect first-course salad.

Potato Crisps with Edam and Greens

Combine all the family favorites into one bite. Crisp potato slices topped with warm Edam and tomatoes. A pizza with a twist!

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Makes 80 crackers

Homemade crackers are so simple to make and your guests will be impressed with your attention to detail. Make plenty and freeze any extra crackers in an airtight container.

Classic Tortilla Soup

Makes 6 servings

Tortilla soup is a perfect blend of brothy Mexican flavors and chunky condiments.  There is a bite of chicken in every spoonful of soup, making it a meal in itself. Don’t skimp on the seasoning!

Southern Biscuits with Virginia Ham and Havarti

Southern biscuits with ham are a traditional favorite for lawn parties, luncheons, and weddings. Dofino® Creamy Havarti creates a nice soft texture with the ham for a tender filling.

Corn Soufflé

Makes 6 servings

Soufflés are easy to make; don’t let the name intimidate your sense of adventure. The mild, nutty flavor of Dofino® Creamy Havarti becomes the velvety base for this impressive dish!

Stuffed Garden Peppers with Edam

Makes 6 servings

The secret to a great stuffed pepper? Make a thin horizontal slice along the bottom of the pepper so that it lies flat in your pan; the pepper will bake more evenly and not slide around.

Fontina and Asparagus Bruschetta

Makes 8 servings

Enjoy with cocktails or serve with a salad as a light lunch.

Cheese Crisps

Makes 12 toasts

Crispy, cheesy, easy. What’s not to love? These little bites are great to be served with our Butternut Squash Soup.

Butternut Squash Soup


This hearty and healthy soup will warm you heart and soul. We like it paired with our recipe for Cheese crisps, which can be found here.

Quesadilla snacks


Kids love cheese. Quesadillas combine Havarti with colorful, nutritious veggies to give kids a healthier option than chips or fries.

Havarti and Ham Muffins

The muffins are a great accompaniment to soups and salads and a welcome surprise as an afternoon snack, healthy, filling and portable.