If you like cheese in the slightest then today’s recipe will make you feel like you have died and gone to heaven. You might have gathered by now that our family, like most French families, are cheese-lovers, so this dish is perfection for us. Our family is noisy and there is always lots of chatting going on at mealtimes, but this dish was so incredible that for once we ate in silence.
This is one of those dishes that is often on the menu in restaurants, that everyone orders and loves, but no one ever seems to make at home, which is crazy as it’s so quick and easy to do, and nowhere near as expensive as eating it in a restaurant. Whilst this dish would be cheaper in France, it’s still reasonably priced in the UK.
We used Le Rustique Camembert as it’s one of the best and fairly cheap (we got ours from Ocado for around £2). Munster cheese is slightly harder to come by, and more expensive than Camembert, but it is so worth it; Munster is stronger-smelling and stronger-tasting, but baked it is melt-in-your-mouth-tastic. Again our Munster came from Ocado, and cost £3.70, sadly I’ve been unable to find it at other UK supermarkets, but you may be able to find it at local cheese shops or French markets.
If you can’t get hold of Munster then you can use two Camemberts and bake them the two different ways I explain below. You can use other French cheeses, but these two are probably the best. Our favourite way to eat this is with fresh crusty bread dipped into the melted goodness, we had it with Sophie’s homemade sourdough bread which was delicious too. Alternatively you can make this into more of a main meal by dipping steamed/boiled potatoes into the cheese. We also served ours with a simple green salad with homemade vinaigrette.
Serving-wise this could be a big starter or a light main course, depending on how hungry you are.
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- Camembert cheese
- Camembert - 250g
- Garlic - 2 cloves
- Rosemary - 2 sprigs
- Olive oil - 1 tbsp
- Munster cheese
- Munster - 200g
- Honey - 2 tbsp (runny)
- Dig some holes into the Camembert and insert some rosemary and some garlic.
- Pour some olive oil onto the Camembert
- Dig some holes into the Munster cheese and pour the honey over it
- Cook the cheese in the oven for 10 minutes at 210ºC
Put the oven on at full whack. Get all your ingredients ready.
Dig some holes into the Camembert and push some rosemary into the holes. Peel your garlic cloves, cut them in half and insert them into the Camembert holes as well. Pour a small amount of olive oil onto the Camembert.
Put the Munster cheese into the lid of your Camembert as you won't need it for the Camembert (Munster cheese generally doesn't have a lid). Dig some holes into the Munster and pour the honey over it.
Put the Camembert and the Munster onto a baking tray and cook them in the oven for 10 minutes at 210ºC.
Eat them quickly as they cool down very fast and will then solidify again, making them harder to eat (and not as good!). Watch out for the traps (garlic cloves) in the Camembert 😉
Our 7 year old joined us in our evening meal (post bathtime hence the wet hair and pyjamas) and absolutely loved it, as you can see!
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