Forget charcuterie boards brie cakes are a thing now

Leave the Woolies chocolate mudcake behind, your next birthday calls for a brie cake.

The mouth-watering foodie trend features stacked slabs of cream brie cheese topped with cured meats, crackers, honey and dried fruits.

Brie-leave me these cheesy charcuterie cake creations will have you thinking it’s your birthday every day.

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(Brie) stacks on © @eatcorneliuscheese Instagram

The cheese cakes (not cheesecakes) are suitable for any occassion not just your birthday. A Wednesday afternoon is an occassion right?

We’ve scouted out the few-and-far-between places you can satisfy your savoury cravings.

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Goodness Gracious

The home of the original brie cake Goodness Gracious Sydney created the cutest Mini Brie Cake.

A 280-gram base of organic triple-cream biodynamic brie is topped with premium Fennel Sopressa, Casalingo Salami and Lonza.

Mini feta peppers, Sicilian olives, fresh and dried fruits and edible flowers embellish the savoury delight.

The $65 delicacy is packaged in a kraft window cake box with a pot of Australian honey, English mustard and fruit.

Goodness Gracious’ Mini Brie Cake is the yummiest and of course cheesiest way to say happy birthday, thinking of you or congratulations. Get it delivered to a special someone with a personal message.

Cornelius Cheesemongers

These guys have taken it seriously next level. Cornelius Cheesemongers are crafting enormous 14kg Cheese Towers big enough to feed 175 people.

The Melbourne-based brand features more than just brie. Australian artisian hard cheese, Irish blue cheese and British cheddar are also part of the selection.

Their biggest cheese tower has a hefty price tag of $1500. But when you consider it caters for 150-175 people, that’s cheaper than most wedding cakes.

Le Fromage

The Sydney-based charcuterie catering company has expanded their horizons into brie cakes and towers.

Light up your grazing table with their Star Shape Brie Cake. The festive shape makes it perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any other celebration.

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Star Shape Brie Cake © Le Fromage

The five-pointed brie cake can feed up to 15 people. Cured meats, fresh and dried fruits, olives and pickles garnish the cake.

If you need a little more cheese in your life (as we all do), go bigger with Le Fromage’s Brie Cake Tower.

Locally sourced cured meats and fruits spruce up the brie tower. This savoury treat is big enough to feed 20 people and is a fierce competitor to the sweeter croquembouche tower.

Make your own

You don’t have to be a professional to hop on the brie band-wagon.

Pick up your favourite wheel of brie from the shops. Then select some cured meats, quince paste, fruits and grissini sticks.

Place one wheel of brie on a serving plate and top another smaller brie wheel to create a tiered cake.

Experiment with different styles of cut fruit and rolled charcuterie meats to decorate and serve up.

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