We love sharing fun themed food and snack ideas – especially for different holidays. And, St. Patrick’s Day is no different. Inspired by the patriotic American flag snack we made for 4th of July, we thought we’d do an Irish Flag snack version to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! It was so easy to put together this little platter using Frigo® Cheese Heads® products!Recently one of my boys said, when is Leprechaun day? HA! So…we had to have a little chat about the holiday. I’ve actually had the pleasure of being in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day (performing in the St. Patrick’s Day parade) and absolutely loved it! So, I thought my boys could use a little more information. So, what better way to celebrate than read a book or two about Ireland & St. Patrick’s Day while munching on a tasty snack inspired by the Irish flag?! Bonus is that this snack is really easy to put together! For our platter we used some veggies (hothouse cucumbers and green bell pepper) and various Frigo® Cheese Heads® products. There are quite a few different options that would work here but we opted for the Frigo® Cheese Heads® Sharp Cheddar & Beef Sticks Combos and Frigo® Cheese Heads® Wisconsin Snacking Cheeses. The sharp cheddar works great for the orange of the flag and Frigo® Cheese Heads® Wisconsin Pepper Jack Snacking Cheese is perfect for the white portion of the flag (though original Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese would work great as well). To put your platter together, use two beef sticks to create a flag pole of sorts. Immediately next to that, place cucumber slices (or other green veggie of your choice) to represent the green section of the flag. Slice the cheeses and use those slices to create the white and orange sections. That’s it – SO easy!!! For a little added St. Patrick’s Day fun, you can cut thin cross-sections of a green bell pepper. The results look very much like Shamrocks. The kids loved it! It would be perfect for an after-school snack platter or even something fun to serve with a St. Patrick’s dinner! I love things that can be fun AND even a little educational!
For even more fun snack time ideas, be sure to head over to the Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese website!
Disclosure: This St. Patrick’s Day snack idea was created in connection with my agreement as a contributor to Saputo Cheese USA Inc. However all opinions, ideas, and photography are entirely my own. We’ve been eating Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese long before I was blogging!