Oh Christmas Brie, Oh Christmas Brie

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Updated 2021

Whatever you do, don’t sleep on cheese boards for dessert! While cheese plates are often thought of as an appetizer, they also make a delicious post-dinner treat. It’s a great way to end a holiday meal, just ask the Europeans (see my English Cheese Board for more on that). Brie is a great dessert cheese because it pairs well with berries and chocolate, so I highly recommend you give this festive holiday board a try this year.

Looking for other recipes to get you in the holiday spirit? Check out my Hot Chocolate Board, Charcuterie Chalet, Christmas Dessert Board, and Christmas CharcuterTREE. For other brie recipes, try my Olive and Brie Crostini, Smashed Blackberry and Brie Crostini, Baked Brie and Strawberry Salad, and Brie Brulee.

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Cheese and cracker christmas platter

How to Build This Christmas Brie Board

I love, love, love this board. It’s heavy on the cheese and fruit, but also has a few sweets and crackers in there for good measure. 

The Cheese

  • Brie with tree cut-out (I place the cut-out tree into a ramekin and sprinkled pomegranate seeds around it) 
  • Provolone, cubed

The Produce

  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries

The Carbs

  • Tree crackers
  • Cranberry pistachio crackers

The Spreads

  • Raspberry preserves or Nutella

The Sweets

  • Snowball cookies
  • Gingerbread shortbread cookies
  • Marzipan Santa
  • Marzipan tree
  • Peppermint candies
  • Chocolate caramel snowman

The Garnish

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

How to do a Brie Cut-Out? 

For festive gatherings, I like to do my Brie cookie cutter trick. What you want to do is harden the Brie in the freezer for a bit. Then take a cookie cutter to it and push it all the way through. You’ll have a round with a cut-out and the cut-out shape as well—these balance each other nicely on the board. Full tutorial in my Proud to Brie an American post

Use this cut-out method for any holiday: Thanksgiving leaves, a heart for Valentine’s Day (video tutorial), a shamrock for St. Paddy’s Day (video tutorial), or even a spooky Halloween bat.

If you want to cut the Brie in a more traditional way, that’s totally great too. You can slice the wheel in half then cut smaller, even triangles from each side. Do this if you want to make it easy for guests to just grab a slice or two without having to cut their own. 

However you slice it, make sure your Brie is room temperature when you serve it. The flavor will come out so much more! 

Where Do You Get Christmas Tree Crackers? 

They’re from a brand called Valley Lahvosh and you can order from their site or find local retailers that carry them. I personally found them at BevMo, and have heard that many folks see them at Sprouts. The brand also makes star crackers and hearts. The stars are also great for Christmas, 4th of July and Oscar Party Boards.

Ingredients Labeled

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christmas tree cheese and cracker platter

What Size is This Board?

The board in these photos is 14.5in diameter and no longer available, however, this round wood tray is the most similar in size.

Show Me Your Board

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious ho-ho-holiday treats. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share!

And, if you liked this board recipe, please rate and review.

Photos by Haley Hunt Davis

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Oh Christmas Brie Cheese Platter

5 from 20 votes

Description

This Christmas-themed brie platter makes a festive way holiday appetizer or dessert.

Ingredients
  

Cheese

  • Brie with tree cut-out
  • Provolone cubed

Produce

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Blackberries

Carbs

  • Gingerbread shortbread
  • Snowball cookies
  • Tree trackers

Spread

  • Raspberry preserves

Sweets

  • Marzipan tree
  • Marzipan Santa
  • Peppermint candies
  • Chocolate caramel snowmen

Garnish

  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  • Start by filling the tree-shaped hole in the brie with the preserves, then place it on the board. Add the pomegranate to a small bowl and top with the tree cut-out, then place on the other side of the board.
  • Fan the crackers around the bowl of pomegranate seeds, then surround the brie wheel with strawberries, raspberries, ,and blackberries.
  • Add the cheese and remaining produce to the board, being sure to separate similar colors.
  • Fill the holes with the snowball cookies, chocolates, and peppermints, and add the gingerbread cookies around the edge.
  • Garnish with rosemary to serve.
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29 Comments

  1. Gail Shurbutt wrote:

    Saw you on Hallmark Home & Family! Love the Valentine’s sweets board – super cute!

    Posted 2.11.20 Reply
    • quinn.meg wrote:

      Thank you so much!!!! The Home & Family team is so wonderful. Thanks for finding me on here 🙂

      Posted 2.24.20 Reply
  2. Jenn wrote:

    I orders these Christmas tree crackers. They are going to be great for my Christmas boards.

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  3. Lindsey wrote:

    I love what you did with the brie! What a cute idea! The whole plate is beautiful

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  4. rillrobiz wrote:

    5 stars
    This board really has me feeling like I need to do a brie cutout this holiday season. Loving the mix of savory, salty, and sweet here, too!

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  5. Daniza wrote:

    5 stars
    ???? Christmas time is my favorite! This cheese board is beautiful.

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  6. Bridgit Pelley wrote:

    Love, love, love this board! ♥

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  7. Rebecca McClelland wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this! Your boards have always inspired me when i have gatherings. They make great centre pieces!

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  8. Janelle wrote:

    I love the tree cut out! What a festive board

    Posted 12.17.20 Reply
  9. Claudita wrote:

    5 stars
    Love, love, love it!!! I’m actually planning on making the Christmas tree brie cut out this weekend and was wondering, because you filled it with preserves instead of seeds, do you push the cookie cutter all the way through? or there’s no preserve spillage from the bottom? Thank you!!!

    Posted 12.18.20 Reply
  10. Amanda Ebel wrote:

    5 stars
    I’m obsessed with all of your boards but wow, this one is amazing! I want to recreate this for Christmas Eve!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  11. Gina Tiedemann wrote:

    5 stars
    I love this board. It’s so festive and colorful. I ordered the Ike Tray from Crate and Barrel and used it on my board tonight for dinner. I’ll post it soon. I made the cheese and almond pine cones and put them on a bigger board. I also made the salami rosettes that you shared with us in our board class in November. So much fun and you made it so easy! Thank you.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
    • Meg Quinn (Ain't Too Proud To Meg) wrote:

      Oh my goodness! That sounds amazing!

      Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  12. Danielledakota wrote:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to do this one in a few days!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  13. 5 stars
    LOVE the cut-outs in the Brie! I used this board to model a holiday board for my family, and I got a million compliments. So gorgeous!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  14. Holli Short wrote:

    5 stars
    Beautiful holiday board!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  15. Elyse wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this! The Christmas Brie’s are adorable- must try for my Christmas Eve this year.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  16. Emily B. wrote:

    5 stars
    So colorful and full of flavors.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  17. Ryan P wrote:

    You had me at the Brie cutout. Time to go shopping for smaller cookie cutters.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  18. Jamie wrote:

    5 stars
    Love all your boards with tips and tricks

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  19. Sam H wrote:

    5 stars
    I love the Brie cutout! I use it whenever I make boards for family now and they LOVE it! It makes it so festive.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  20. Nancy wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this board. Hoping to be able to recreate something like it. Have done some of my own in the past but they never look this beautiful.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  21. Brooke wrote:

    5 stars
    Made a thanksgiving board inspired by a lot of your posts! Can’t wait to try the Christmas board next, just need to find cute holiday cut outs!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  22. Chelsea wrote:

    I love this Christmas board so much!!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  23. Sylvia wrote:

    5 stars
    I love the Christmas tree Brie idea. I’ve been pouring over all your Christmas tree boards. So good.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  24. 5 stars
    This is my favorite board. The Brie, the cutout, and the pomegranate for color are treats for the eyes as well as palate.

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply
  25. Lili P wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this idea! Definitely going to give it a shot this Christmas ????

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  26. Katia wrote:

    5 stars
    So pretty!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  27. Amanda Monaghan wrote:

    5 stars
    Love this!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply