Classic Cheese Fondue
Credit: © Rob Howard

So, you’re having one of those festive holiday gatherings that everyone is so into right now. We know there’s a temptation to just pop open a bag of greasy chips or dry pretzels and put them in a bowl because “oh the stress of cooking.” But don’t be dramatic. Making your own appetizers should be simple. And the one ingredient that makes them better? Cheese. Every time. Guaranteed. Here are 5 embarrassingly easy appetizers loaded with cheese that will impress your guests.

1. Classic Cheese Fondue

Two kinds of cheese and two kinds of booze makes this fondue an easy but epic indulgence.

2. Baked Camembert with Pears

So simple but so elegant, this gorgeous appetizer can be prepped, baked and on your table in 20 minutes.

3. Goat Cheese & Chorizo Rolls

Don't be intimidated by phyllo dough. It can be very easy to work with and by brushing the sheets with butter you will get a flakey, crispy crust.

4. Soppressata Bundles with Radicchio and Goat Cheese

You can mix and match different ingredients in these super cute, quick-to-prepare soppressata and goat cheese cones.

5. Bagel Chips with Ricotta, Chive Puree and Prosciutto

Bagel chips are an insanely easy base for these delicious, cheesy bites.