Cheese & Fruit Hedgehog

Coffee and Vanilla


for the hedgehog body

½ melon for the hedgehog body (I used cantaloupe / rock melon but watermelon would be better, especially that you would use inside for the sticks)
grapes and blueberries or other small fruits for hedgehog nose and eyes

for the sticks

sticks / toothpicks
mango (cubed)
brie (cubed)
cherry tomatoes
mature Cheddar cheese (cubed)
mild Cheddar cheese (cubed)
watermelon (cubed)
feta or salad cheese (cubed)
red grapes

crackers to serve


metal skewer to prick melon skin


First place three sticks deep inside the melon, on the front, to stick hedgehog eyes and nose.
Then prick melon skin all over with metal skewer. Place on sticks: feta with watermelon, brie and mango, cherry tomatoes and mild Cheddar, grapes with mature Cheddar and stick on hedgehog.
Store in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Serve with crackers on the side.

I made this hedgehog (actually two of them) for my daughter’s birthday party and I used our favorite cheese & fruit combination:

Your thoughts…

  1. So cute and clever – and looks delicious, too!

  2. This is a classic that never goes out of style! We call them porcupines. :) Either way, they’re fun for adults and children–delicious, too!

  3. adorable!!!:)

  4. this is such a cute creation! We bought my mother in law an edible arrangement for mother’s day…next year though i think we will make our own! So cute. love love love it!

  5. Thank you. Very useful posting.

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