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Cream cheese boards are even better than butter boards. A cream cheese boards is a great way to serve bagels with a homemade flavored cream cheese.

Butter boards have taken over Tiktok but what about cream cheese boards! You heard me right. Let’s make a cream cheese board. It’s perfect for a small brunch or breakfast. You can grab some fresh made bagels and put it together quickly.

What is a cream cheese board?

A cream cheese board is a fun play on a butter boards, charcuterie boards or grazing boards. Use a food safe cutting board and spread softened cream cheese on the boards. Add toppings and serve with bagels. For the toppings my favorite to add is roasted garlic, bacon, chives and Himalayan sea salt.

What’s great about these cream cheese boards is that you can make them whatever flavors you would like. Customize it for your guests flavor palette.

Looking to add another flavored condiment to your brunch? Try this strawberry butter.

Cream Cheese Flavors

  • Roasted Garlic, Bacon and Chives
  • Herbed Cream Cheese
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning Cream Cheese
  • Veggie Cream Cheese
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese
  • Honey Walnut Cream Cheese
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Cream cheese board ingredients

  • Softened Cream Cheese
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Chives
Cream Cheese Board

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How to make a cream cheese board

Using a food safe cutting board or serving tray spread your softened cream cheese onto the board. Next layer on your seasoning followed by toppings. Serve with bagels, veggies or crackers. It’s really that easy.

Cream cheese spread

Tips for spreading your cream cheese

There are many ways to spread your cream cheese on your board but my favorite way is to do it artfully. I use an icing spatula and add a dollop of cream cheese to the board and add slight pressure and pull down. I repeat this in rows across to board slightly overlapping. It’s easier than it looks when you have the right spatula.

Cream Cheese Board

Cream Cheese Board

Cream cheese boards are a great way to serve bagels with a homemade flavored cream cheese. It's also an easy spread to put together for brunch or breakfast gathering

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 oz of Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 Bulb of Roasted Garlic
  • 1/2 TSP of Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 3-4 Pieces of Cooked Bacon Crumbled
  • 1 TBSP of Chopped Chives
  • 2-3 TBSP of Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. Spread a thick layer of softened cream cheese on to your board.
  2. Season the cream cheese by adding Himalayan sea salt.
  3. Add your layer of toppings. First add roasted garlic then bacon, cheddar cheese and chives.
  4. Serve with toasted bagels and enjoy.


Serve with a cheese spreader or butter knife. This recipe can be made with various sweet and savory toppings.

Cream Cheese Board

Looking for more breakfast ideas? Check out some of my favorites.

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Welcome to Weekend Craft. Life is busy so I am all about getting projects done on the weekend, whether it be crafts, DIY, home decor, or crafting with your Cricut.

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