10 Dippers and More Cheese Recipes for #SundaySupper

10 Dippers and More Cheese Recipes for #SundaySupper

Family Friendly Recipes featuring Wisconsin Cheese Preview #SundaySupper

Cheese recipes are a required addition to any party menu. Hot cheese dips and spicy spreads are often the first nibbles to disappear from the communal table. It’s fun to experiment with different cheeses and ingredients, but don’t forget the dippers. Sure, crackers are good, but what kind? And beyond crackers, there are other sturdy ways to get that dip from bowl to mouth.

Here are some suggestions for your next party:

Potato chips: The bigger and sturdier the better to scoop up all kinds of dips. There are lots of flavored chips on the market, but make sure they go with your dip. I like barbecue chips with a sour-cream based dip loaded with grated asiago and fresh thyme, such as Black Pepper and Lemon Asiago Dip. When in doubt, go with basic chips.

Pretzel rods: These dippers go best with strong-flavored and full body dips that include Swiss cheese and Gouda. It takes a lot for them to break. 

Crackers: Go mild but sturdy for hot seafood dips. Let the seafood and cheese shine on their own.

Celery: The well down the middle of a stalk holds a multitude of cheesy dip. The cooling crucifer mellows out spicy offerings such as Sriracha Blue Cheese Dip or anything else with strong cheese.

Carrots: Carrots are naturally sweet and so are onions. A dip that pairs onions and cheese is a natural for carrot dippers. 

Jicama: Peel the veggie and slice it to make large planks. Scatter around a bowl of hot Pepper Jack Cheese Dip.

Crostini: Small toasted rounds of baguette are best for hot, thick dips. Toast them in advance, cool and freeze. They thaw fast.

 Corn chips: Get the little scoops to gather up Chili Cheese Dip, a tailgate party favorite.

Green beans/Asparagus/Zucchini: Tasty and colorful, these bright dippers are best for scooping up thin dips with lots of fresh herbs.

Pita chips/bagel chips: Dips with crumbles of feta or blue cheese are perfect for these toasted dippers.

Now that we are all in the mood for a party, how about selecting some recipes from this week’s Sunday Supper event with Wisconsin Cheese? Besides being a sponsor of the 2015 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, Wisconsin Cheese is also hosting a recipe contest for a summer dish using cheese. Get the details at Wisconsin Cheese recipe contest, but hurry, the deadline is June 19.

The Sunday Supper tastemakers had a blast this week developing family-friendly recipes for cheese lovers. They were inspired and their creativity is certainly catching.

Join us for tonight’s live 7 p.m. Twitter chat about the many ways we use cheese, and that includes eating it as a snack. In the meantime, start looking through the recipes to pick out dinner:

Cheese Appetizers:

Cheese Bread:

Main Dishes with Cheese:

Cheese Side Dishes:


10 Ideas for Cheese Dip Dippers by Sunday Supper Movement

Visit the experts at Wisconsin Cheese at their Wisconsin Cheese website, follow them on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and see what inspires them on Pinterest. You can also follow our Sunday Supper Cheese Pinterest board for more inspiration on cooking with cheese.

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions on individual blog posts are those of the bloggers.

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Janet K. Keeler

Award-winning journalist Janet K. Keeler was the longtime food and travel editor of the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fl. She is now an assistant professor of journalism and food writing at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Janet retired from daily newspaper journalism in April 2015, ending a 35-year career. She has been a news reporter, copy desk chief, and features editor. She is also the author of “Cookielicious: 150 Fabulous Recipes to Bake & Share,” which was published in 2010 by Seaside Publishing.

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June 7, 2015


  1. Great list of dippers and cheese recipes too.

  2. Shelby

    Love all the cheese love going on this Sunday!

  3. Liz

    Now I’m in the mood for a cheesy dip!!!

  4. Alida

    Great ideas for dippers!


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