Almond-Orange and Blue Cheese Bites

Enjoying savory blue cheese paired with lightly sweet cookies and candied clementine slices is like a party of flavors in your mouth. Beautiful served on a board, this treat rounds out an appetizer or dessert table.

Almond-Orange and Blue Cheese Bites
Active Time
15 Minutes
20-24 Bites


Ingredients List


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Blue or Gorgonzola can be used in this recipe.


  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; add clementine slices. Simmer for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  2. Transfer clementine slices to a wire rack. Let stand for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Spread blue cheese on cookies; top with clementine slices.

Recipe Tip

  • Try this recipe with your favorite brand of almond or gingerbread cookies. We used Jules Destrooper® Almond Thins (almond butter cookies).

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Hook's Blue Paradise™ is a double cream cheese, meaning extra cream is added to the vat when it’s made. The blue cheese is smooth, creamy and mild flavored; it pairs well with a Riesling or port wine.

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