Probably one the the easiest and tastiest cheese recipes out there is a baked Camembert. Camembert and its cousin Brie, are absolutely ideal for baking because the cheese melts so well. And, let's face it--everyone loves melted cheese.
The following is a Camembert recipe that I adapted from Jamie Oliver; but you can change or add whatever ingredients that you would like. For instance, I decided that I could go without the cranberries. If you’re looking for inspiration you can look on this page for other cheese recipes.
- Almonds (pinch)
- Rosemary (2-3 sprigs)
- 1 Wheel of Camembert
- Sea Salt (pinch)
- Olive Oil (1-2 tsp)
- Chopped garlic (1 clove)
It’s all going to happen rather quickly; so, first turn your oven dial to 350°F (180°C). While the oven is getting nice and hot, unbox and unwrap your wheel of camembert. Next, cut the top of the rind off and season season with garlic and sea salt. Replace the rind and score the top with a knife. Push in a few sprigs of rosemary, drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle with a couple pinches of sliced almonds. Make sure to replace the wooden box top before baking. Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with some toasted baguette. You will want to use a flat cheese knife.
Sped up video
Takes up to 20 minutes, but here it is in 16 seconds.
Pair with wine
Camembert goes with most wines, so feel free to be creative. I chose a pinot noir. If you are interested to find out more about wine and cheese pairings, you can get a free wine and cheese pairing guide when you subscribe to my email newsletter. My pairing guide has 3 pages of the cheeses you know, and can readily find at your supermarket, and wines you can pronounce.
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