Cheese Cube Christmas Tree Appetizer

Cheese Christmas Tree WM

2013 has been a year that I really put so many ideas that I have had or seen into action.  This one is no exception.  I have probably seen half a million pins for this appetizer idea, in all different forms and sizes.

Here is my version:

I used three bars of chunk cheese (pepperjack, sharp cheddar, mild cheddar), 1 pint of grape tomatoes, 1 small bunch of fresh thyme.

Cube your cheese and arrange in layers: cheese, tomatoes, cheese, tomatoes, etc, each layer getting smaller as you shape the tree.  When you are finished, stick stalks of thyme on top but in between each layer of cheese and tomatoes.

I have a small wooden cutting board which worked perfectly for the presentation.  Serve with a plate of crackers.