The holidays are in full swing and that means lots of parties and tons of food! I’m a big fan of small bites and charcuterie plates, easy to prepare and almost zero time spent in the kitchen..winner!!

Toasted bread with melted brie and caramelized

You’ll always see cheese as an appetizer and although there’s a huge variety to choose from, brie seems to be the favorite. You can prepare it many ways but make sure to let it sit and come to room temperature before letting your guests demolish it. The cheese will produce much more flavor than when it’s pulled from the fridge.

For an easy but unique brie recipe, visit Wisconsin Cheese Talk. I’ll explain how to make my Brie Creme Brulee Crostini, a toasted baguette slice with Wisconsin Brie, fig butter, and topped with caramelized sugar. Just like a traditional creme brulee with a sweet crunch on top of some melted Wisconsin Brie, I guarantee you’ll love them!