Hickory Farms' Guide to Cheese and Meat Dishes for Casual Get-Togethers

Gather friends and family for any occasion to share laughter, fun and food. Whether watching a football game, celebrating a birthday or hosting a cocktail party, you can prepare easy-to-make cheese and meat dishes that your guests will savor. Learn more about how you can use the products found in our meat and cheese gift baskets to make delectable snacks, dips and more.

Cheese and meat potato skins

Sunday football isn't complete without a tray of potato skins. Delight your guests with homemade potato skins using our gourmet sausage and cheese gift baskets. Add a slice of our Smoked Cheddar Blend gourmet cheese and diced pieces of Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage to add a twist to traditional potato skins. Bake as normal and set out with sour cream and chives as toppings for a treat that is sure to be devoured by half time.Hickory Farms' Guide to Cheese and Meat Dishes for Casual Get-Togethers

Gourmet cheese for parties

Almost everyone loves cheese- especially at a party! Serve slices of our new Farmhouse Cheddar with thin slices of our fresh Fuji apples for the perfect balance of sweet and savory or add some spice by adding our Jalapeno & Cheddar Blend with gourmet crackers.For an extra kick of award-winning flavor, include slices of Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage from one of our many gourmet sausage baskets.

Gourmet cheese fondue

Impress your friends at your next cocktail party with gourmet cheese fondue. Make a flavorful fondue by melting 6 oz. of our Smoked Gouda, 8 oz. of our new Farmhouse Cheddar and adding 1 cup dry white wine and 1 tsp. of nutmeg. Serve to guests warm with some of their favorite Hickory Farms specialties from one of our meat and cheese gift baskets like Our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and Turkey Summer Sausage. Other great accompaniments can include an assortment of gourmet crackers, pieces of fresh-baked bread or fresh vegetables.

Prepare cheese and meat dishes for your gathering

No matter the event you are hosting, you can prepare a display of delicious foods quickly and easily with products found in our meat and cheese gift baskets. Try any of these ideas or create your own unique recipes from our gourmet sausage and cheese gift baskets that guests will enjoy. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to reinvent traditional recipes to make your gatherings a cut above the rest.

If you have a favorite recipe using one of our savory Summer Sausages or creamy cheeses, we'd love to hear from you at hickoryfarms.com/traditions.