Creamy Cheese and Guava Bites ~ #ReinventSnacking with this cheesy and sweet snack that is also perfect to serve as an appetizer for your house guests any day.
A few months ago, I was invited by The Laughing Cow® to its Love Your Local event here in New York City. The event focused on helping reinvent snacking, by showing how to create simple, easy and delicious snacking ideas such as these creamy cheese and guava bites, using The Laughing Cow cheeses.
At the event, I had the opportunity to learn a great deal about crafting delicious Southern snacks from Chef Sarah Simmons of Birds & Bubles, food styling and photography from Kristen Hess of The Artful Gourmet and creating stop-motion videos from the experts at Visual Country. The event was filled with tips and tricks on each topic as well food, drinks, gifts and lots of fun.
Chef Simmons shared two tips that resonated with me, mostly because it describes exactly my approach when creating yummy snacks.
- When creating a snack pairing, remember to keep it simple – no more than three components.
- I think it’s important to have crunch in a snack. People love chips for their crunch as much as their flavor. Crunchy food is fun.
It is with her tips on mind that I set out to create a quick and easy snack using ingredients I already had in my fridge and pantry.
I used The Laughing Cow's creamy Swiss original cheese with guava paste or guava jelly and spread it over crackers, which provide the crunch. Guava paste is a thick puree of guava fruit and sugar popular in the Caribbean and Spain. It pairs well with cheese and it's most commonly used in empanadas and pastries.
The creaminess of the mild cheese paired with the sweetness of the guava make these creamy cheese and guava bites a very delectable snack that is not only great to eat on any given day, but can also be served as an appetizer for any gathering.
My kids and I love the smoothness and unique flavors of The Laughing Cow cheeses. We can eat them every day all day and usually have plenty of fun choosing fun pairings to eat it with.
Be sure to check out The Laughing Cow's Facebook page to find more delicious snacking ideas.
Creamy Cheese and Guava Bites
- 10-12 crackers
- 5 wedges creamy Swiss cheese
- 10-12 slices guava paste or ½ cup guava jelly
- Spread The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Original cheese over crackers.
- Top with guava paste slices or jelly.
I had seen quite a number of stop-motion videos before, but didn't know how easy it is to make one. Ever since the event, I have been playing around with a few apps. The experts at Visual Country recommend using Vine. You can create the stop-motion right on the app and once uploaded the videos can then be embedded to any website. It is so much fun! I want to make a video with every snack I eat now.
So, go ahead. Prepare your snack and make a stop-motion video while you're at it. Enjoy!
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