What is the best way to serve salmon appetizers with cheese?

Delicious, salmon appetizers with cheese are a classic and tasty choice for any occasion. Are you also curious about the best way to serve this delicious combination? In this blog post we would like to share our expert tips and tricks, so that you can spoil your guests with the perfect salmon snacks. Read on and discover how to put an irresistible dish on the table!

Different ways to make salmon appetizers with cheese

Salmon appetizers with cheese are delicious and elegant appetizers that are perfect for parties, brunches, or simply as a luxury snack. In this article we share various recipes and preparation methods to take your salmon snacks with cheese to the next level.

Salmon rolls with cream cheese

Do you want to impress your guests with a refined snack? Then try these salmon rolls with cream cheese:

  • Supplies:
    • Smoked salmon slices (e.g. Igloo Smoked Salmon)
    • Cream cheese (such as Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
    • Fresh dill
    • Lemon juice
    • Black pepper
  • Preparation method:
    1. Spread the smoked salmon slices and spread a thin layer of cream cheese on them.
    2. Sprinkle some fresh dill over the cream cheese and sprinkle with some lemon juice.
    3. Add black pepper to taste and carefully roll up the salmon slices.
    4. Cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces and secure them with a cocktail stick.

Salmon crostini with brie

For a tasty twist on your salmon appetizers, try these salmon crostini with brie:

  • Supplies:
    • Baguette (for example House Brand Baguette)
    • Smoked salmon fillet (such as Princes Smoked Salmon fillet)
    • Brie cheese (e.g. Le Rustique Brie)
    • Arugula
    • Honey
  • Preparation method:
    1. Cut the baguette into thin slices and toast them in the oven.
    2. Top the baguettes with slices of smoked salmon and a piece of brie.
    3. Grill the crostini briefly in the oven until the cheese has melted.
    4. Top with some arugula and a drizzle of honey for a sweet touch.

Whether you opt for the classic salmon rolls with cream cheese or the tasty salmon crostini with brie, you are sure to impress your guests with these recipes. Try them out and enjoy these delicious salmon snacks with cheese!

A festive presentation

When serving salmon snacks with cheese, the presentation is at least as important as the taste itself. Here are some tips to ensure that your snacks not only look delicious, but are also pleasing to the eyes of your guests:

1. Use a nice bowl or plateau

  • Choose an elegant tableware piece that suits the occasion. Think of a chic porcelain bowl or a modern tray.
  • For a luxurious look, you can, for example, consider the “Delft Blue Porcelain Serving Platter” from Royal Delft.

2. Play with height and color

  • Vary the height of the snacks by using small glasses, mini etageres or cake stands.
  • Combine the salmon and cheese with colorful garnishes such as fresh herbs, capers or red onion for a vibrant presentation.

3. Variety in presentation

  • Use different tableware to alternately present the salmon snacks. Think of round plates, rectangular bowls or even wooden planks.
  • A brand such as “Schott Zwiesel” offers various glassware options, such as the “Pure Collection”, which are perfect for serving matching drinks with snacks.

Crown on your festive table

With the right presentation, salmon snacks with cheese can become a real eye-catcher on any festive table. Impress your guests by paying attention to details and playing with different textures and flavors. Unleash your creativity and enjoy putting together and serving these delicious treats!

Salmon and dill: A classic combination

With its fresh spicy taste, dill is a perfect addition to salmon. Try smoked salmon on a bed of dill for a luxurious snack.

  • Product recommendation: Smoked salmon from the brand 'De Noordzee'
  • Cooking tip: Add finely chopped dill to a creamy dill sauce for salmon.

Lemon: A refreshing addition

The sour and citrusy taste of lemon brings the taste of salmon to life. Squeeze some lemon juice over a piece of grilled salmon for a delicious flavor explosion.

  • Product recommendation: Organic lemons from the brand 'EcoCitrus'
  • Cooking tip: Make a lemon-mustard sauce to serve with the salmon.

Chives: Subtle onion flavor

Chives add a mild onion-like flavor to salmon dishes and combine perfectly with creamy cheeses. Sprinkle some finely chopped chives over salmon from the oven for a festive touch.

  • Product recommendation: Fresh chives from the local farm 'De Groene Weide'
  • Cooking tip: Mix chives with cream cheese and serve as a dip with the salmon.

Wines that match salmon and cheese

These snacks are paired with wines that complement the flavors of salmon and cheese. Think of a fresh Chardonnay, a dry Riesling or an elegant Pinot Noir.

  • Wine 1: Chardonnay 'Chateau Blanc'
  • Wine 2: Riesling 'Mosel Gold'
  • Wine 3: Pinot Noir 'Domaine Rouge'

Look for wines with a good balance of acidity and fruitiness for the perfect match with salmon and cheese.

With these tasty combinations and wine tips, your culinary experience with salmon and cheese will be a guaranteed success! Be inspired and enjoy delicious flavor combinations at your next party or dinner. Remember, the right seasonings can turn a dish into something special. Enjoy your meal!

Variations and creative ideas

In this blog post we want to inspire you with some creative ideas for delicious salmon snacks. In addition to the classic recipes, we want to go a little more adventurous with flavors and show how you can enrich the taste of salmon with surprising combinations.

Salmon Bites with Goat Cheese and Cranberry


  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • 100 g goat cheese
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut the smoked salmon into small pieces.
  2. Mix the goat cheese with the honey and chives and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a little of the goat cheese mixture on a slice of salmon and add a cranberry.
  4. Carefully roll up and secure with a skewer.
  5. Serve on a nice plate and enjoy!

Salmon Skewers with Blue Cheese Dressing


  • 300 g fresh salmon fillet
  • 50 g blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cut the salmon into cubes of equal size.
  2. Thread the salmon pieces onto skewers and grill them briefly in a grill pan.
  3. Mix the blue cheese with the Greek yogurt, pressed garlic, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper into a creamy dressing.
  4. Serve the salmon skewers with the blue cheese dressing and garnish with extra parsley.

Unleash your creativity and experiment with different flavors and textures to create unique and tasty salmon snacks. Have fun in the kitchen!

Final verdict: The perfect addition for any occasion

In conclusion, there are several ways to serve salmon appetizers with cheese. Depending on your occasion and personal preference, you can choose from classic recipes or more creative variations. Enjoy serving and sharing these delicious snacks with your guests! Have fun cooking!

Frequently asked questions about Salmon snacks with cheese

Are there other ingredients that go well with the combination of salmon and cheese?

Yes, there are some ingredients that go well with salmon and cheese. For example, think of dill, lemon, chives, avocado or fennel. These ingredients complement the flavors of salmon and cheese and provide a delicious and balanced flavor combination. You can experiment with these ingredients to make your salmon and cheese dish even more tasty!

What is a tasty addition to salmon snacks with cheese?

A tasty addition to salmon snacks with cheese is dill. By adding finely chopped dill to the salmon bites with cheese, you get a refreshing and spicy taste that goes perfectly with the salmon and cheese. Dill adds a subtle hint of citrus and anise to the dish and completes it. Give it a try and enjoy the delicious flavor combination!

What is the best way to prepare salmon for snacks?

To prepare salmon for snacks, it is best to smoke, bake, grill or cut into small pieces and marinate salmon. Raw salmon can also be used for sushi or sashimi. Make sure the salmon is fresh and well cleaned before cooking. With these preparation methods you can make delicious salmon snacks! Enjoy your meal!

Which drinks go best with salmon snacks with cheese?

Various drinks go well with salmon snacks with cheese. A popular choice is a cool Chardonnay or a fresh Sauvignon Blanc. These white wines complement the taste of the salmon and cheese beautifully. If you prefer not to go for wine, you can also opt for a light and dry beer such as a pilsner or a wheat beer. Don't forget to enjoy your snacks with your favorite drink! Hopefully you find these suggestions useful. Have fun tasting!

What type of cheese is best to use with salmon snacks?

The best cheese to use with salmon snacks is smoked salmon. The salty, smoky flavor of smoked salmon pairs perfectly with the soft, creamy texture of salmon bites. This creates a delicious flavor combination that really comes into its own. Give it a try and enjoy the tasty combination!

How far in advance can salmon appetizers with cheese be made?

Salmon bites with cheese can be made up to 1 day in advance to maintain freshness and quality. It is recommended to keep them covered and refrigerated until use. Have fun cooking!



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