Light and airy, these savoury puffs make an ideal starter for a dinner party.
Mini Goat Cheese Puffs
Mozzarella and Artichoke Pizza
White pizzas such as this are not tomato-based as are many pizzas and somehow seem more elegant. A rich, quick and easy appetizer.
Black Olive and Sundried Tomato-Marinated Goat's Cheese
If olive oil is the lifeblood of Tuscan cuisine, bread is the foundation. Anything eaten with bread, such as this savoury appetizer, is called companatico.
Black Olive Crostini
Savoury tapenade makes a delicious topping for goat cheese toasts. Great to serve with drinks at a cocktail party.
Bloomin' Mozzarella Salad
The defining flavours of Italy are in this antipasto - mozzarella cheese, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Cranberry Brie en Croûte
“En croûte” simply means encased in pastry, a delicious way to present a whole Brie on a special occasion.
Floating Stilton Toasts
The toast-and-cheese garnish transforms creamy canned mushroom soup into a worthy dinner starter or elegant lunch.
Goat Cheese Torta
You know those hickory smoke almonds your guests usually nibble from a bowl? Use them to make a savoury caramelized onion cheese torta-and enjoy an elegant appetizer for 12.
Halloom is a mild cheese that is sturdy and stands up well to grilling. It has a slight squeakiness when you bite into it, like fresh cheese curds.
Maple Balsamic Fig Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
In the winter, sweeter Mission figs are in season, in summer the less sweet green figs. Walnuts give this salad a bitter edge to balance the sweetness of the vinaigrette and figs.