Crusty Cheese Rings have a mild cheese flavor and are flaky on the inside with a crusty top. They remind me of cheddar biscuits. Crusty Cheese Rings make a delicious appetizer or snack and go great with soups or salads.
I like to use a Mexican Cheese Blend when I make Crusty Cheese Rings. You can use a variety of cheeses, such as Parmesan, Swiss, Cheddar or Monterey Jack.
Crusty Cheese Rings are best served hot or room temperature. You can prepare them ahead of time and leave them in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake them, then serve them hot. Or, you can bake them before your event and serve them at room temperature. They are delicious either way!
To make the ring shape, you can use a doughnut cutter. The centers can also be baked so you have small circle shapes. If you don't have a doughnut cutter, you can cut the dough into strips and serve Crusty Cheese Strips instead. You can shape the dough in many different ways. They would make cute little football-shaped treats, too!
I hope you enjoy!