22 Nov 18

Cheese inspired sides to complete your festive dinner parties

With the holiday season officially here, how about introducing some fantastic new side ideas to add the ‘wow’ factor to this year’s celebrations? 

If you’re looking for cheese inspired dishes to complete your festive dinner parties, Westminster Cheddar has you covered!

Dip Away

Having some delicious tasty dips already prepared and ready to go as soon as your guests arrive is a great way to get the party started.

We’re loving this trio of blue cheese and walnut, sweet potato and ginger and spiced cheddar cheese dips discovered on climbinggriermountain.com. When it comes to recreating this spiced cheddar dip, be sure to try Westminster’s vintage cheddar for a strong and savory bite. 

Porcini Mac & Cheese

This mac and cheese by Taste of Home has been inspired by the fall flavor of pumpkin ale making it deliciously perfect for those colder nights.

Sharing Loaf

When we found this recipe for Brie pull apart bread courtesy of Half Baked Harvest it was like ‘we want to eat this now!’  Bringing together delicious tart cranberries and ripe brie all baked in a delicious loaf, it’s just waiting to be shared with family and friends this holiday season!

A fantastic appetizer you’ll make time and time again, whatever the occasion.

Jazzed up carrots

We’re also loving this fab recipe for garlic parmesan roasted carrots from Café Delites. 

Giving the humble carrot a massive make over with simple household staples — olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese and then a good handful of panko breadcrumbs.  Just five minutes to prepare and 25 minutes in the oven, what could be easier. And oh, so tasty.

Eat your greens

Making sure everyone eats their greens can sometimes be tricky. Café Delite’s stove-top green bean and cheese casserole is so delicious everyone will be in line for seconds.

Pulled together with a tasty white sauce packed with mushrooms, garlic and lots and lots of tasty cheddar, why not go big on flavor here and add some bacon for an extra punch.

Cheesy Yam Heaven 

And our final suggestion comes from www.forkknifeswoon.com.  To complete this year’s festive spread this delicious sweet potato gratin oozes with gruyere, cheddar and garlic cream and is a guaranteed festive crowd pleaser.

We hope you enjoy our cheesy sides for livening up this year’s dinner parties and wish everyone the happiest of holidays! For the ultimate cheddar fix, view Westminster’s range right here.

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