Cheese Plate Wreath

As soon as the holiday season arrives, I'm ready to fill my house with pine! That's what inspired me to bring this perfect little faux-pine appetizer wreath into life. Here, rosemary sprigs take the place of pine to create the perfect holiday wreath that I've decorated with festive cream cheese balls that are popping with bright and zippy flavor.

It's so easy to bring this dish to any holiday gatherings. I simply create the balls in advance and store them in the fridge. Then, I bring everything to the party and assemble the whole creation in seconds once I arrive. Let me tell you…. this dish never fails to get "ooohs" and "aaahs" when I set it on the table, and I'm sure it will do the same for you.


  • 1 package (8 ounces) of cream cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Leaves from 1 bunch of fresh thyme
  • Red chili flakes to tast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cheese curds or fresh mozzarella balls
  • 8 ounces of parmesan or other hard cheese broken up into bite sized chunks
  • 2 big bunches of fresh rosemary for presentation
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1⁄4 cup honey for serving



  • I'm nuts for nuts! Roll your cream cheese balls in ground pistachios or ground almonds mixed with cinnamon and sugar!
  • This wreath presentation is very versatile. Not into cream cheese balls? Decorate your wreath with red and green olives and tiny mozzarella balls for another festive dish!