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A Party Touchdown: The Football Cheese Plate

Football Cheese Plate via Babble.com

I will admit that we aren’t paying close attention to the Super Bowl this year since neither of the teams are from our area. However, that doesn’t mean we still can’t get into the food. We went to a football party the other week and I had to make an appetizer to look like a football. At first I was thinking about football potato skins but then I opted for a simpler task and made this fun football cheese platter. The guests adored this easy make-it-yourself meat and cheese tray. They were all layering their crackers with a variety of cheeses and salami. The cool design was demolished in about five minutes flat!

Football Cheese Plate

1 sleeve Toll House butter crackers

1 6 ounce bar marbled Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into slices 1/4 inch thick

1 8 ounce bar sharp cheddar cheese, cut into slices 1/4 inch thick

About 12 to 15 thinly sliced pepperoni

2 slices light colored cheese like plain Monterey Jack

To assemble the platter: Work from the inside out. First, make a small football shape in the center of the platter with the sharp cheddar cheese. then cover it with the pepperoni. Use the light colored Monterey Jack to make the football lace shapes. Then, around this football shape arrange a second layer of the sharp cheddar cheese. Next, arrange a layer of marbled Monterey Jack around the cheddar. Finally, arrange the crackers around the outside. Serve!

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