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Are Cream Cheese Boards the New Charcuterie?

Butter spread on wooden board with sweet toppings of honey and pecans.
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We all love a good charcuterie board at a party. With the rise of butter boards and guacamole boards, there’s no limit to the creativity you can bring. You might even consider serving a cream cheese board at your next gathering.

Cream cheese boards are an incredibly versatile dish for a unique dip at your party.

All credit for this delicious board goes to TikTok user @erekasfood. As a native New Yorker, she felt inspired to create a dish that paid tribute to her city’s favorite snack.


This Everything But The Bagel Board is my interpretation of the latest viral #foodtrend …the B#ButterBoard It’s a great dish to serve for breakfast or brunch! vviralfoodbbreakfastboardbbrunchboardbbreakfastideasbbrunchideaseasyrecipe

♬ original sound - Ereka Vetrini

To create this dish, she spread regular cream cheese across a serving board and showered it with her favorite toppings, such as lox, scallions, and an everything bagel seasoning. She then served toasted buttered bagels on the side to dip into the delicious spread.

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From cream cheese boards to butter boards, keep this wood platter handy for any social gathering.

This TikTok user’s genius creation can inspire creativity in your own cream cheese board. With a variety of cream cheeses, toppings, and bagel flavors out there, there’s no limit to the type of cream cheese board you can create.

Cream cheese boards might be the next best thing since sliced bread, but you can also dabble with baked potato boards or ice cream charcuterie boards for an exciting dish for your next party.

Kelsey Opel Kelsey Opel
Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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