Party Panache, Cheese Stars



With the 4th of July just around the corner

You might need a last minute snack or appetizer for your celebration!

If you have  bread,  cheese, mayonnaise and a cookie cutter,

you can make these!

Since we’re celebrating on the coast,

I made some “goldfish” too

This is a quick and popular snack you can make for any occasion

Use any bread you like, I used Pepperidge Farm thin white for the stars

and a thicker sour dough for the fish


Spread cut bread with a thick layer of mayonnaise

pssst…pretend you don’t see that light Hellman’s,

use Duke’s it’s so much better!


Then cover with a generous amount of grated cheese


Bake about 15 minutes

and you have a delightful little nibble that everyone will rave about!

fish cookies

Find a fun plate or tray to use for serving that goes with your theme or occasion

Firecracker Charger tutorial

The better the cheese the better the taste!

You can make these with Pimiento Cheese too

Garnish ideas

Fish: add chives to look like scales, perhaps a piece of olive for an eye…

Stars: place on a blue plate and garnish with red pepper or tomato pieces

Cheese Stars

a fast, easy and festive snack that everyone will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American


  • cookie cutters


  • bread slices I use Pepperidge Farm thin bread
  • quality Mayonnaise, I like Duke's
  • grated sharp cheddar, or any cheese
  • fresh shaved Parmesan,optional


  • Cut the bread slices into shapes or into 1/4s
  • Toast lightly, then spread with a generous layer of mayonnaise
  • Top with grated cheese
  • Bake at 350-400 degrees for 10 minutes, watching carefully, until toasts are golden and cheese has melted
  • Remove from oven and top with Parmesan if desired and return toasts to oven for 1 more minute to melt
  • Serve hot or at room temperature


These are great with cocktails, soup or salad
Use any type of bread or cheese you like
Use a rolling pin to flatten bread slices if you want to make your own thin bread
Keyword bread, cheese, cookie cutter, mayonnaise


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18 Responses to “Party Panache, Cheese Stars”
  1. Jenna, this is so simple but delicious. The reason I know it is delicious…my Mama made these little cheese bites for my brother and me when we were growing up! Wishing you a wonderful summer day!

    • Definitely not rocket science, but if you cut something in a fancy shape it instantly looks special! Thanks Pam, I hope you have a wonderful 4th with your family 🇺🇸

  2. Oh, I’m doing this! We are having a socially-distant dinner party with three other people in the back yard Saturday (or front porch if it rains), and I’ll make these for an appetizer. I have lots of cookie cutters…

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, what is not to like about these yummy ingredients. These look both cute and yummy! This would be a perfect afternoon snack for the kids. Happy Thursday!

  4. Nancy says:

    What a perfect appetizer for the 4th. Fun and easy! ❤️🤍💙

  5. Those look delicious! And your firecracker plates are darling!

  6. Mary says:

    I bet your grands love these Jenna! ♥

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh yum, I need to remember this fun treat for a snack tray next time we have a get together………They look delicious!

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Pinning and will do this for sure. Love cheese and how fun to make special cut outs according to your theme. I also like that you said great for soups, salads or appetizers! Awesome! 😋

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