Whipped Brie Cheese Spread is a creamy and indulgent appetizer that’s easy to make and perfect for any gathering. This versatile dip can be paired with toppings, like honey or chopped nuts, and served with an array of other snacks. Impress your dinner guests with this simple-yet-delicious cheese spread!Jump to Recipe
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Effortless: Only one base ingredient is required for this appetizer! Just remove the rind and whip your cheese until light and fluffy.
- Customizable: With so many different mix-ins to choose from, both savory and sweet, you can easily put your own flair on this dish.
- Crowd-pleasing: Once this whipped Brie cheese spread hits the table, it always disappears quickly. Just don’t forget to get your share first!
- Elegant: Although you can make it any night of the week, whipped Brie cheese spread is especially perfect to serve on special occasions.
Decadent whipped Brie cheese spread
Brie is a soft, fresh cheese known for its rich, buttery flavor and ultra-creamy texture. Just like my whipped feta lemon dip, this whipped Brie cheese spread transforms the original version into an even smoother and more luxurious dish.
The spread is incredibly light and velvety. Plus, it has a subtle tanginess that adds depth and complexity. To prepare this appetizer, simply remove the rind from the cheese, cut it into cubes, and blend it until it’s airy.
I suggest serving whipped Brie at room temperature with crackers, crusty bread, or vegetables. You can also top it with fruit, jam, or honey for a sweet flavor or add savory herbs, like rosemary and thyme.
Ingredients & substitutions
- Brie cheese: Since it’s the primary ingredient, I recommend opting for high-quality cheese. Triple cream Brie cheese provides an ultra-rich, creamy, and indulgent flavor and texture. You can substitute it with Camembert if Brie is not available.
How to make whipped Brie cheese spread
- Prepare the Brie cheese: Remove the Brie cheese from the fridge. While it’s still cold, use a sharp knife and carefully cut the rind off without removing too much of the cheese. Cut the Brie into cubes, then add them to a food processor and let them come to room temperature.
- Blend the cheese: Blend the cheese on high speed until the consistency is smooth and airy. Stop every minute or so to scrape down the sides to ensure an even texture. You can also use an electric mixer instead of a food processor, depending on what you have in your kitchen.
- Garnish and serve: Once the mixture is completely smooth, transfer it to a shallow serving bowl. You can add optional garnishes to your whipped Brie cheese spread at this point, then serve it with crackers, chips, baguettes, or veggies.
Watch how to make Light & Airy Whipped Brie Cheese Spread
Whipped Brie toppings
Feel free to serve your whipped Brie cheese spread as-is or make it unique by mixing and matching toppings like these:
- Chopped olives
- Fresh thyme or basil leaves
- Runny honey
- Blueberry or raspberry jam
- Toasted pistachios, pecans, or almonds
- Fresh fruit like strawberries or grapes
You can pair your whipped Brie cheese spread with an assortment of sides! These are some of my favorite ideas:
- Pita chips
- Sliced baguette
- Fresh veggies
- Sliced apples or pears
- Dried fruit like dates
Frequently asked questions
Brie is ideal for this recipe, but you can substitute it with Camembert or goat cheese if you don’t have access to Brie cheese.
You can technically make this recipe without a food processor or electric mixer, but the texture won’t quite be as airy and smooth. You can use a fork or a hand whisk to whip the Brie as much as possible.
Yes, you can warm the spread in a small saucepan over low heat or in a microwave for a few seconds. Remember to stir it continuously to avoid burning or overheating.
In the unlikely event that you have extra whipped Brie cheese spread leftover, just keep these storage instructions in mind:
- Fridge: Store the cheese in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
- Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing whipped Brie as it will become grainy once thawed and re-whipped. Leftovers are best kept in the fridge.
- Prep ahead: You can prepare the spread up to a day in advance and store it in the fridge. Make sure you bring it to room temperature for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
- Herbs: Add fresh herbs, like basil or parsley, at the end of whipping for a herbal twist.
- Chopped nuts: Fold in chopped nuts, like pecans, cashews, or walnuts, after blending.
- Dried fruit: Use dried apricots, cranberries, dates, or figs as a topping. Just make sure to give them a rough chop beforehand until they’re bite-sized.
- Spicy: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes, red pepper jelly, or chili paste for a little spice.
- Blue cheese: Blend in a small amount of blue cheese for a bright, earthy twist.
- Truffle: Drizzle the top with truffle oil for a more upscale flavor.
- Pesto: Swirl in a spoonful of store-bought or homemade pesto after blending.
- Roasted red peppers: Top your whipped Brie cheese spread with roasted red peppers. As with the fruit, it’s best to dice the peppers so they are easier to eat.
- Use triple cream: Use triple cream Brie for the creamiest, most silky-smooth texture.
- Bring to room temperature: Allow the Brie to come to room temperature before blending for a light and airy consistency.
- Blend it thoroughly: Blend the cheese thoroughly, stopping to scrape the sides throughout for an evenly whipped texture.
- Use a food processor: Use a food processor or an electric mixer for the best results.
Looking for more delicious dips?
If you enjoyed this whipped Brie cheese spread recipe, be sure to check out some more of my favorites like these:
Light & Airy Whipped Brie Cheese Spread
Brie Cheese Spread
- 1 pound triple cream brie cheese cold
- Take the brie cheese out of the fridge and using a sharp knife, cut the rind off, carefully not to remove too much of the cheese.
- Cut into cubes and add to a food processor. Let it come to room temperature, then blend on high speed until smooth. Stop every minute to scrape the sides. (or use an eclectic mixer instead).
- Once completely smooth, scrape into a serving bowl. Optional, top with chopped olives and fresh thyme leaves. Or you can make it sweet by drizzling honey or jam of choice. Serve with crackers, chips, baguette, or veggies.