First cob off the rank is a classic spinach and onion cob dip that we all know too well. Additionally, the softened cream cheese and parmessan will have your guests coming back for more. Get the recipe here.
Baked brie and bread - need we say more? Although the best cheese for a cob loaf is usually cream cheese, brie makes an excellent substitute. Served with honey and sliced figs, the whole family will enjoy this. Get the recipe here.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a cob loaf expert, then you have to try this recipe which has been making waves on social media and been dubbed ‘the best cob loaf ever’. Get the recipe here.
Topped with a generous layer of melted light shredded mozzarella cheese, this single serve cheese and spinach cob loaf is delightfully warm and gooey. Get the recipe here.
The perfect Christmas starter is a dish that has a mini cob dip for each person! Show off your merriness with this cob dip wreath that has star shaped toppers and caramelised onion to bring it all together.
Where did the cob loaf come from
While not many people seem to know when the cob loaf was invented (some think around 1970), we're sure glad it was.
According to UK media, the word ‘cob’ could hail from a British term referring to cracknel made of fine flour; the English word for cot or cottage; the Welsh word for ‘top’; or the German word keubel meaning a bucket or large container.
So there you have it.
Our top picks for cob loaf serving platters
The elegant Salt&Pepper Mia platter measures 35x32cm and has a perfect 5 out of 5-star rating. Inspired by the serenity of the shore, the platter brings a touch of summer to your everyday moments, and embodies both style and quality.
The Cooper & Co. 5-piece meat and cheese platter board is crafted from 100% bamboo for an eco-friendly touch. Complete with accessories, it transforms entertaining into a delightful and effortless experience.