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6 Delicious and Easy Brie Appetizer Ideas

A cheese board with a baked Brie fondue, a wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread cut out and a small brie covered with honey, pomegranate seeds and pistachios

Brie is one of the most loved cheeses on the appetizer table, so why not make it the merriest, and most delicious! Here are 6 Delicious and Easy Brie Appetizer Ideas!

Have you ever met a charcuterie board or holiday appetizer table that didn’t have a wheel of Brie cheese? And that’s for good reason…Brie is such a creamy and delectable cheese that pairs well with so many flavours.  If you’ve got Brie on your menu this year, here are some realllllly simple ways to dress it up. Nothing complicated, just cute and tasty.

So Let’s Eat, Drink and Brie Merry!

A cheese board with a baked Brie fondue, a wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread cut out and a small Brie topped with fresh rosemary and cranberries

Types of Brie Cheese

Before we get started, let’s talk a bit about Brie cheese.  There are actually quite a few different types of Brie to choose from…everything from creamy to pungent and everything in between.

  • Double or Triple Cream Brie:  These are my favourite, and almost always my go-to.  The rind is usually mild in flavour, and the cheese itself is SO rich, buttery and creamy.  I usually buy these (the Kirkland brand at Costco is my fave).
  • Chevre (Goat Cheese) Brie:  This is a really nice Brie, especially the creamy ones.  It’s everything you love about Brie but with a goat cheese flavour.  I don’t usually serve this Brie as my main Brie cheese, instead I will offer it alongside a double or triple cream Brie wheel.
  • Blue Brie:  This Brie is a cross between Camembert and Gorgonzola, and is creamy and rich like Camembert with the sharpness of Gorgonzola.  It can be an acquired taste, so I’ll only serve small ones (or chunks), while also offering a double or triple cream.

A cheese board with a baked Brie fondue, a wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread cut out and a small brie covered with honey, pomegranate seeds and pistachios

6 Delicious and Easy Brie Appetizer Ideas

Now that you’ve got your Brie picked out, here are some really simple and tasty ways to serve it!

1.  Bake then Drizzled with Honey

This is such an easy way to make a wheel of Brie taste delicious!  Take either a baked Brie or a Brie at room temperature, and drizzle it with honey.  The sweetness of the honey is perfect with this type of cheese.

A wheel of Brie cheese drizzled with honey

2.  Make it Festive with Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios

Or if you want to get extra fancy and delicious, after you’ve drizzled your Brie with honey, sprinkle on some fresh pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachio nuts.  So simple.  So good.  And SO pretty.

A wheel of Brie drizzled with honey, then topped with Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios

A wheel of Brie drizzled with honey, then topped with Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios

3.  Make it adorable

Ok, this might be my favourite!  Have you ever seen a cuter wheel of Brie cheese…seriously though, who thought cheese could be adorable?!  This is a fun way to serve a room temperature wheel of Brie cheese…the cut out makes it look a little extra fancy.

A wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread man cut out in the top rind

How to make a cut out in the rind of Brie cheese:

To make this cut out, you will need a cookie cutter (or if you’re good to carve with out one, you can do that too).  I used a small gingerbread man cookie cutter, placed it in the centre of the wheel of cheese, and pressed down.  Be careful not to move the cutter too much, or you will end up with a messy cut out, as the rind is quite delicate.  Just press the cutter firmly down into the cheese, then remove it.  You will then need a small knife to remove the centre of the cut out.  Some rinds will just peel away, and some will not…if it doesn’t peel away, use a small knife to gently scrape away the white rind.

A cheese board with three wheels of Brie cheese

So so cute.  And definitely a conversation starter!

A cheese board with a baked Brie fondue, a wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread cut out and a small brie topped with fresh rosemary and cranberries

A cheese board with a baked Brie fondue, a wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread cut out and a small brie covered with honey, pomegranate seeds and pistachios

4.  Remove the top rind and have fondue!

I think this is THE MOST delicious way to serve Brie.  One of the things many people don’t enjoy about eating Brie, is the rind.  So if this is true for you, this is a great way to serve it.

two pictures of a cheese board with 3 Brie cheese wheels

How to make a mini Brie cheese fondue:

Using a sharp knife, make a circle, about 1/2 inch from the edge of the Brie cheese wheel, making sure to cut down into the cheese. Scrape away the white rind, and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Once it’s done baking, dip away!  If the centre does not melt completely, then just peel away the layer in the centre, to expose the melted cheese underneath it.

a baked Brie cheese wheel with the rind removed and turned into a fondue

A mini, dippable Brie fondue! 

So delicious.  Serve with crackers, bread or vegetables.

a cracker dipped into a baked Brie cheese wheel with the rind removed and turned into a fondue

5.  Add an Orange and Cranberry Marmalade

Or any type of jam!  Brie + jam = delicious.  But the combination of orange and cranberry during the holiday season is the best!  I’m sharing this Orange and Cranberry Marmalade recipe in this post here.  It is SO good with Brie…sweet, tart and so flavourful.

a cheese board with a wedge of Brie topped in cranberry orange marmalade

Jams, chutneys and marmalades are great with both baked and room temperature Brie.

a cheese board with a wedge of Brie topped in cranberry orange marmalade

6.  Dress it up with Cranberries and Sprigs of Rosemary

If you’re serving an au naturel wheel of Brie, that is, just on it’s own at room temperature, you can dress it up with a couple sprigs of rosemary and some fresh cranberries.  Let’s be honest, they’re really just there to make the wheel of cheese look pretty!  Simple and cute.

A small wheel of Brie topped with fresh rosemary and cranberries

A cheese board with a baked Brie fondue, a wheel of Brie cheese with a gingerbread cut out and a small Brie topped with fresh rosemary and cranberries

I hope you found some tasty inspiration with these Easy Brie Appetizer Ideas for this holiday season!  It’s the little things (and the super simple things) that make a holiday appetizer table special. Enjoy!

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Have a delicious day!

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