How about this for a cheesy treat? This recipe will give you a taste of Normandy - if you're in Normandy, look for some Camembert cheese in its box so you can try it out! This is a nice light lunch option and normally goes down well with anyone who enjoys cheese! 

Ingredients

  • Camembert cheese in a wooden box 
  • Salt & pepper
  • A side salad
  • Crusty bread
  • Endives

 

Cooking instructions

  • Take your Camembert cheese out of its wooden box, and leave the box to soak in some water. This helps prevent it from burning in the oven/over the fire.
  • Remove and throw away the wrapping from the cheese. Cut a cross along the top of the cheese.
  • Put the cheese back in its wooden box, and close the box.



You have a few different cooking options, depending on what you have available. 

  • If you're camping and have a camp-fire, or if you're doing a barbecue in the garden at home, place the box on the barbecue (or on a grill over a campfire) over hot glowing embers until the cheese has melted (this will take about 10 minutes).
  • If you're in your kitchen at home, put the box in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F° for about the same amount of time. 
  • When it is done, peel back the skin of the cheese and serve it hot with endive leaves, apple slices, a side salad or crusty bread.

baked camembert cheese

Baked Camembert cheese, removed from its box (Photo: Pxfuel) 

If you can’t find Camembert cheese in a wooden box, fold the cheese in puff pastry, add some fig jam or confit onions and cook it in a moderate oven until the pastry is cooked. To give your pastry a nice color, brush some egg yolk onto the pastry before placing it in the oven.

baked camembert cheese and figs

Camembert cheese is also delicious served with figs (Photo: Pxfuel)

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