Cheese Puzzles

Let the kids play with their food! These Cheese Puzzles are a fun and easy snack the whole family can enjoy.


  • 1 block Crystal Farms Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 Cookie Cutter (metal ones work a little better than plastic ones)
  • 1 Cheese Slicer
  • Optional Fruits, nuts, crackers, etc., for pairing


  • Slice the cheese. Try to keep it thick enough that it will hold it's shape when it's picked up.
  • Place the cheese slices together on a plate so that they're big enough to cover your cookie cutter.
  • Press the cookie cutter down into the cheese and make sure you hit the plate so it's cut all the way through.
  • Remove the cookie cutter, mix up the inner pieces, and serve to your kids in a variety of ways.
  • Serve it without the cookie cutter, making them have to guess what the object is.
  • Or, serve it with the cookie cutter, so they can have the shape idea in mind when putting it back together.
  • Keep the outside cheese (so not the stuff inside the cookie cutter) on the plate and let them try to fit the cheese puzzle pieces in the outside cheese slices.
  • Serve it with the cookie cutter on the plate and let them place the cheese puzzle pieces inside the cookie cutter.
  • Offer them the cookie cutters and let them cut out the shapes, put the pieces together, etc.
Recipe Courtesy of: Hello Nature