1/2 baguette, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices, toasted
Assorted crackers, for serving
01For butter: Using a hand mixer, beat butter, Parmesan, pepper and salt together until smooth. Set aside.
02For Parmesan crisps and assembly: Preheat oven to 400°F and line 2 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon 2 tablespoons of cheese 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Spread each mound to a 2-inch diameter. Bake until light golden brown and crisp, about 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool at room temperature before removing. Break crisps into large shards.
03Spread butter decoratively on wooden serving board. Top with Parmesan crisps, thyme, crushed red pepper flakes and pepper. Serve with toasted bread and crackers.