Gluten Free Havarti & Caramelised Onion Canapes for New Year's Eve

Monday, December 28, 2015

Ring in 2016 with these decadent gluten free Castello Havarti cheese canapes!
Gluten Free Castello Havarti & Caramelised Red Onion Canapes for New Year's Eve |
Yield: a dozen
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New Year's Eve Gluten Free Havarti Canapes

One of the best things about New Year's Eve is having a sophisticated late night soiree, passing nibbles and drinks around the room as you count down the end of the year and start of a new one. No New Year's Eve party worth attending skimps on the canapes! This recipe is ridiculously easy; there's no cooking involved (unless you decide to go whole hog and make your own homemade chutney) and it's ready to throw together in minutes!

Gluten free crispbreads topped with Castello Havarti cheese and caramelised onion chutney |

Although I've branded it as being a New Year's Eve recipe, you can easily use it any time of year as an appetiser or canape for any party you find yourself hosting! Go as lavish or as budget on the crispbreads or crackers and the chutney, but do not skimp on the cheese! The cheese is the star of this recipe. I used an indulgent Havarti, from Castello that is so creamy and moreish even the most fussy cheese eater won't be able to resist.

Castello's Havarti with red wine |

Once you've got all your ingredients, it's just a matter of assembling the canapes then topping with a bit of salt and pepper to accentuate the flavours and lift the canapes into memorable features of your party food. You'll notice from the photos that I served my canapes with glasses of sweet red wine (it went nicely with the red onion chutney!) but you could easily serve these tasty morsels with Prosecco, Cava or Champagne.

Close up of Gluten Free Havarti & Caramelised Onion Canapes  for New Year's Eve |


For the canapes
1 jar caramelised red onion chutney
2 packs gluten free Italian-style crispbread or other gluten free cracker
200 grams Castello Havarti cheese
coarse sea salt
coarse black pepper


A tray of New Year's Eve Gluten Free Canapes |

Gluten Free Havarti & Caramelised Onion Canapes


  1. Slice the Castello Havarti cheese thickly
  2. Break the crispbreads into four or six pieces
  3. Top the crispbreads alternatively with a dollop of chutney followed by a slice of cheese and a slice of cheese followed by a dollop of chutney
  4. Sprinkle a good mix of coarse sea salt and coarse black pepper over each canape
  5. Serve with red wine, Prosecco, Cava or Champagne
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