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The Best Cream Cheese Board Recipe

This delicious cream cheese board recipe is a fun twist on the viral butter board trend. The combination of soft cream cheese, salty nuts and sweet pomegranate seeds makes for a surprisingly tasty appetizer!

The Best Cream Cheese Board Recipe

In our humble opinion, this is a great way to feed a bunch of people. After testing out several variations of this cream cheese spread, we have found the best cheese board recipe!

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What is a butter board?

Butter boards are the latest viral recipe and food trend from TikTok. Flavourful butter is served on a wooden board and topped with flaky salt, lemon zest, fresh herbs, as well as sweet and savory toppings. It’s an easy appetizer that is best served with crusty bread or crackers.

Food influencer Justine Doiron, first shared the original TikTok video which was inspired by Joshua Mcfadden. The original idea included edible flowers, hot honey, red onions and was served with warm bread.

The Best Cream Cheese Board Recipe

The best part about this viral video food trend is that the possibilities are endless! You can literally make a dozen different varieties of your own butter board.

After testing out a variety of butter boards, we knew we had to switch it up and experiment with cream cheese spread! We’ve seen frosting boards, cheese boards and even chocolate boards!

So grab your favorite wooden cutting board, room temperature cream cheese and herbs and spices to create a flavor profile that is all your own.

I’ll share some of our favorite variations below! Be sure to save this recipe to use this holiday season.

The Best Cream Cheese Board Recipe

How to Make a Cheese Board!

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Supplies:

Tip: Use a piece of parchment paper under the butter to make clean up a breeze.

Cream Cheese Board Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Philadelphia original cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Pink Himalayan salt

Creating a delicious cheese board appetizer could not be easier! Let me show you how…

Cream Cheese Board Directions:

Cream Cheese Board Process

1. Spread the cream cheese in an even layer on the wooden board.

Cream Cheese Board Process

2. Sprinkle walnuts on top of the cheese.

Cream Cheese Board Process

3. Layer the pomegranate seeds evenly over the cheese board.

Cream Cheese Board Process

4. Drizzle honey over the walnuts and seeds.

Note: we love to use fresh local honey from the farmers market whenever possible.

Cream Cheese Board Recipe

5. Finally, sprinkle with pink himalayan salt.

6. Use a cheese knife to spread the cream cheese mixture on crackers or simply scoop the cheese up with crusty french bread, bagels or chips.

While we love this combination of cheese pairings and toppings, here are a few more varieties to try next time!

Optional ingredients:

  • Drizzle with olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Use flakey sea salt or kosher salt instead of pink Himalayan.
  • Add fresh figs, fig jam or cranberries.
  • A sprinkle of bagel seasoning or a few slices of red onion would also be great options!
  • Spice it up with a dash of chili flakes or pickled jalepenos.
Cream Cheese Board Recipe

I saw a TikTok user make a completely carnivore butter board with bacon and sausage and my mind was officially blown. So when I say the sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless?! Clearly, it’s true!

Does the cream cheese stain the board?

I use mineral oil to condition my wooden cutting boards so no, the cheese did not stain the board. If you are concerned about staining your boards, simply use a piece of parchment paper to layer over the surface. It will help to protect the wood and make clean up easy!

Cream Cheese Board Recipe

It’s hard to describe in words just how delicious this recipe is! And I love that it’s low carb and keto friendly for my gluten and sugar-free self.

Cream Cheese Board Recipe

More charcuterie board ideas:

Cream Cheese Board Recipe

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Cream Cheese Board Recipe

Cream Cheese Board Recipe

This delicious cream cheese board recipe is a fun twist on the viral butter board trend. The combination of soft cream cheese, salty nuts and sweet pomegranate seeds makes for a surprisingly tasty appetizer!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Philadelphia original cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts chopped
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Pink Himalayan salt

Instructions

  • 1. Spread the cream cheese in an even layer on the wooden board.
  • 2. Sprinkle walnuts on top of the cheese.
  • 3. Layer the pomegranate seeds evenly over the cheese board.
  • 4. Drizzle honey over the walnuts and seeds.
  • 5. Finally, sprinkle with pink himalayan salt.
  • 6. Use a cheese knife to spread the cream cheese mixture on crackers or simply scoop the cheese up with crusty french bread, bagels or chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 94mg | Sugar: 4g
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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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