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

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Bread, any kind, any flavor

quality mayonnaise {I prefer Duke’s}

grated cheese, any kind,  any flavor

Parmesan, freshly shaved, optional

star cookie cutter or sharp knife

Cut the bread into shapes and place on a baking sheet and toast very slightly.  Spread toasts with  a generous layer of mayonnaise and top with grated cheese.  Bake at 350-400 for 10-15 minutes.  Watch carefully until toasts are golden and cheese has melted.  Time and temperature will be determined by your bread and cheese choices. When toasts are almost done, top with fresh Parmesan and return to oven to brown, if desired.  Serve hot or at room temperature.  Great with cocktails, soup or salad.




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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!


  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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