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Blue cheese, kale and pecan tartsNational Dairy Council

Cheesy does it: perfect party food

Four tasty recipes to try out this festive season thanks to the National Dairy Council.


If you're entertaining over the next few weeks, we have some recipes to make it all a whole lot easier. 

These tasty cheese-based dishes are easy to make and will look pretty good on your dinner table too. From cheesy oat croquettes and a hearty beer cheese soup to individual savoury tarts and a showstopping platter, there's plenty of inspiration here. 

Cheesy Gougère Platter with Charcuterie

This cheesy platter from Donal Skehan  - complete with gougère, figs and meats  - is perfect for handing around during a Christmas party. Find the recipe here.

Aged Dubliner Cheese Oat Croquettes With Spiced Aioli

Quick and easy cheesy bites served with a tasty aioli sauce on the side. Try them here.

Beer Cheese Soup

A hearty soup made with bacon, beer and a trio of cheeses – what's not to love? Give it a try here.

Baked Cheese, Kale and Pecan Tart

These individual tarts look great and can be served hot or cold. Get the recipe here.

Cheese Your Way

These delicious recipes are part of the Cheese Your Way campaign launched earlier this year by the National Dairy Council in partnership with the European Milk Forum. Cheese Your Way is an EU-funded multi-country campaign that aims to encourage people to cook with, eat and learn more about a diverse range of European cheeses.

NDC is passionate about quality dairy and promoting its nutritional benefits, so they were the perfect partner for our upcoming cheesy events. If you want to find out more about this EU campaign, called Cheese Your Way, click here. For more recipe ideas go to ndc.ie