Christmas Cheese and Fruit Tree Nicole AshcroftChristmas Cheese and Fruit Tree Ingredients 1 Lb. of Colby Jack Cheese 1 Lb. of Pepper Jack Cheese 1 Lb. of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Or a selection of your favorite hard and semi-hard cheeses) 1 Lb. Green Seedless Grapes 6 Strawberries 1 Star Fruit 1 Package of Rectangle Shaped Water Crackers Instructions Use a rectangle shaped serving dish. Rinse grapes and strawberries under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut all cheese into small 1” blocks (bite size). Cut strawberries and star fruit in half. It helps to think you are building a long triangle. If needed create an outline with some grapes and remove them as you go. To build the tree, start with the bottom and work your way up. Put a cracker where the trunk of your tree belongs. Place the star fruit at the top for a guide. Place the grapes for your first bottom layer. Place a row of cheese right above it but make 1” smaller on either side. When adding the cheese layers make each one a different cheese (preferably a different color if you have it. Continue to interchange the cheeses and grapes for each layer The top of your last layer will be the strawberries, just below the star fruit for the tree topper. Place crackers at the corners of your dish.