One of my families favorite things to do during the holidays is make elaborate ginger bread houses, this year I decided to make a savory version as an appetizer. You could use any soft cheese to construct your house, as well as, adding different toppings like roasted red pepper, pickles, or artichokes with or instead of the olives.
Create the base of the house, use the cheese log to form a rectangle, add an 1 inch layer of cream cheese, then another layer of cheese log.
Tip: Build your house on the board or plate you will serve it on so you don’t have to move it.
Then take a portion of the french bread and cut into a triangle for the shape of the roof line.
Add pretzels to the side of the house to look like siding.
Then use the squeeze cheese to attach the pepperoni to the roof for the shingles.
I added olives to the front of the house for a little color. You could get really creative and use alot more ingredients like peppers, artichokes, jalepenos, capers, or even some fresh herbs around the house to look like greenery.
Serve with bread or crackers.