Being born and raised in Southern California, I never experienced a “white Christmas.” But I am a girl with warm weather, so I’m happy to miss this experience. I just can't relate to the fact that someone stood blissfully outside and looked at the snow, gently falling down … they often make a slow turn, smiling at tiny white dust. Not for me … wait, not for me, if these little white flakes are actually CHEED.
Yes. I think about such things – I imagine how cheese is sprinkled from the sky, and I dance around. It's stupid because snow can't be raw … right?
Well … it's Christmas now, and miracles happen … so maybe it is possible! If you believe everything is possible!
And I believe.
So, I made a cheese plate with a Christmas tree from Real California Dairy. And although in my California corner there is no snow – I found a way to make “snow” from one of my favorite cheeses!
Pay attention – it can be a small snack or a huge central part. Do this according to your needs and the number of guests you serve. These are the ingredients you need, but the amount depends on you.
Broccoli – Sliced
Real California Sharp Cheddar – cut into small cubes
Real California Monterey Jack – cut into small cubes
Real Californian Cotia cheese (can be located next to chilled Hispanic products)
Crackers or chips
Grape tomatoes, carrots or sweet peppers
- On a large dish – arrange broccoli in the form of a large tree. Leave the 2 sections a bit sparse – they will be for cubes of cheese.
- Fill out 2 open sections with cheese.
- Add extra vegetables as "decorations" – grape tomatoes, sliced carrots, and slices of bell pepper as a garland. Spread the crackers around the bottom.
- Crumble Kotia cheese and sprinkle it around the wood, completely covering the dish.
Tip: Get more so you can recharge the tree when your guests start chopping it.
California is home to more than 1,300 dairy farms, and 99% of them are family owned. Do not forget to look for Real Californian Milk Seal when Shopping for holiday recipes for your family and friends.
RER: After a second thought … I'm a little worried about getting rid of it …
This post is sponsored by Real California Dairy. All opinions are my own. #savortheseason #CADairy #Holidairy
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