Sweet and Savory Cream Cheese Boards – Hiland Dairy

Sweet and Savory Cream Cheese Boards

A beautiful and easy way to serve an appetizer to your guests. A mix of creamy Hiland Dairy Cream Cheese and a variety of flavors. Everyone will find a mix they love!

Recipe and image compliments of Laura from Lolo’s Home Kitchen

Cream Cheese Boards have been having quite the moment over social media

I had to jump on board to try this trend out and I have to say, I think this fun appetizer will be sticking around.

A platter of creamy and smooth cream cheese. My favorite is Hiland Dairy because of the rich but slightly tangy flavor and the super smooth texture. The quality is unmatched! After spreading the cream cheese over the board, you can add a variety of your favorite toppings to give guests options. Everyone loves options and will be able to find a bite they love. Cream Cheese Boards are incredibly easy to make and have a really fun wow factor.

Ingredients for Sweet and Savory Cream Cheese Boards

I put together both a sweet and a savory cream cheese board. Here are the flavors I put together, but feel free to make your own as well!

Sweet Cream Cheese Board

Sweet honey, pecans, cinnamon sugar, berries, and chocolate all mixed with rich and creamy Hiland cream cheese. The possibilities are endless for your sweet tooth.

Cinnamon and Sugar

The classic duo mixes perfectly with cream cheese and all you need to do is mix 1 Tablespoon sugar and ½ Tablespoon ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the cream cheese and then dip away with a bagel, cookie or fruit.

Honey Pecan

Chopped pecans sprinkled over top the cream cheese and then generously drizzled with local honey. The sweet and salty mix plus the tangy cream cheese is a perfect addition for a bagel or graham cracker. Bonus if you want to toast up those pecans beforehand.


I chose to do one section of the cream cheese board with crushed raspberries and holy smokes. I definitely suggest adding some berries to your sweet cream cheese board. I placed raspberries over top the cream cheese section and then lightly squished them to incorporate them into the cream cheese. Any berries will work so pick your favorite.


I could eat Nutella by the spoonful. (and have) So mixing Nutella into the smooth cream cheese layer is a perfect combo to dip a cookie or fruit into.

Savory Cream Cheese Board

Bacon and chive, smoked salmon, everything bagel and garlic herb. All the classic flavors for a savory board your guests will love!

Bacon and Chive

Pieces of crispy bacon with chopped fresh chives sprinkled over top. Perfect combo of flavors mixed with the smooth cream cheese.

Smoked Salmon

Chunky pieces of smoked salmon plus sliced red onion and chopped dill. The mix of smoked salmon, red onions and cream cheese is a classic bagel flavor your guests will definitely love.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

A generous sprinkle of the popular seasoning over top the cream cheese payer, perfect to dip a bagel, cracker or veggie into.

Garlic Herb

Fresh chopped garlic mixed into the cream cheese plus chopped basil. A fresh savory comb with the creamy layer.

Cream Cheese Board
Cream Cheese Board

How to Make A Cream Cheese Board

Step One: Spread Cream Cheese Over the Board

Using a spoon or an offset spatula to scoop bits of the cream cheese off the block, place and swirl one scoop at a time and repeat until the whole board is filled. Add swoops and swirls to add texture and fun to the cream cheese board.

Step Two: Add the flavors one at a time

I split my cream cheese board up into four sections and chose a different flavor for each section. It was hard to choose just four so feel free to add whatever you like and as many sections as you like.

Step Three: Start Dipping and Scooping

Add a variety of bagels, cookies, crackers, fruit or veggies for your guests to use to dip. For this sweet cream cheese board, I added cinnamon raisin, blueberry and plain bagel pieces as well as Nilla Wafers, Graham Crackers, Strawberries and Raspberries. For the savory cream cheese board, I chose plain and everything bagels, crackers and veggies.

Alternatives for the Cream Cheese Board

This appetizer recipe is a great one to change up and make your own. There are lots of options for this easy, creamy appetizer.


  • Caramel
  • Lemon zest
  • Jelly or jam
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Crumbled cookies
  • Garden veggie


  • Shortbread cookies
  • Apple slices
  • Cheese
  • Chocolate bar
Cream Cheese Board

Everyone loves options and will be able to find a bite they love. Cream Cheese Boards are incredibly easy to make and have a really fun wow factor.

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