A host extraordinaire knows that curating the perfect holiday hors d’oeuvres table starts with Old Europe Cheese.

Whether planning a dressed-to-the-nines shindig or a cozy night in with a handful of your closest friends, here are five gourmet cheese recipes to serve at your next holiday party:

1. Baked Brie

The perfect blend of comfort food and party food all in one, baked Brie lends itself to countless combinations of both sweet and savory toppings. Some of our favorite holiday baked Brie toppings include roasted cinnamon plums and pecans, maple roasted cranberries and pistachios, and orange marmalade with pine nuts and rosemary.

2. Figs in a Blanket

The combination of honey-glazed figs tucked into a buttery puff pastry blanket with the fruity, tangy notes of Reny Picot Camembert creates a fun holiday hors d’oeuvre with a beautifully sophisticated flavor profile. But the best thing about this bite: how easy it is to prepare and that it can all be done in advance.

3. Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

What happens when you mix the first-string melting properties and earthy mushroom notes of Reny Picot Fontina with a host of fresh Italian flavors and ingredients? A crowd. A word of advice: spread these Italian stuffed mushrooms out around the room to avoid a bottleneck (that’s if they make it out of the kitchen).

4. Pear Camembert Squares

As fun to eat as they are to say, these little pastry squares couldn’t be less complicated. Bosc pears have a bright honey-sweetness that cozies up with the fruity notes of Reny Picot Camembert and their firm flesh won’t turn to mush in the oven.

5. Fontina Risotto Cakes

Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, risotto cakes are, if possible, even better than the risotto itself— especially when laced with Reny Picot Fontina.

And if you’re a guest, don’t show up empty-handed! Old Europe Baked Cheeses make excellent hostess gifts. Only the freshest, highest quality ingredients are used to create the homemade and hand-wrapped brioche pastry. Plus, Old Europe Baked Cheeses come ready to gift in either a colorful gloss box or a clear plastic dome with a full-color label.

Whether hosting or attending, choose to celebrate the season with Old Europe Cheese! Find Reny Picot cheese in a store near you. Also be sure to check out more of our original recipes for ideas and inspiration.