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How to Bake Camembert Cheese

Oozy melty cheesy goodness - baked Camembert is delicious.

Serve with nice warm crusty rolls or bruschetta.

Baked Camembert

Can you bake Camembert in a cardboard box?

In a word - no.

When baking Camembert you can use the wooden box it came in, providing you remove the paper wrapper, but not all Camembert cheese comes in a wooden box.

You cannot bake it in a cardboard box unless you want to meet with a bit of trouble!

Camembert also it looks great served in its box as long as it's wooden. But I like to use a Camembert baking dish that comes with a lid.

But however you decide to bake Camembert, it's really easy and so very, very yummy.
Bruschetta into the oven

They emerge from the oven like this; crispy and crunchy and perfect for dipping.

Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Baked Camembert

Baked Camembert

Oozy, melty, cheesy goodness. Perfect for sharing; if you really have to!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 x 250g Camembert Cheese
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled
  • half a teaspoon of white wine
For the Brushcetta
  • a day-old French stick


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  1. Remove the cheese from its box and remove any wrapping or stickers and then put the cheese back in the box - or Camembert baker.
  2. With a sharp knife, make a criss-cross pattern in the top rind of the Camembert (or make a good amount of tiny holes with a fork). 
  3. Now rub the garlic all over the top of the cheese and add the smallest amount of olive oil which will help you to rub the garlic easier.
  4. Now drizzle the wine over and put the lid back on the box. It's best to put the wooden box onto a sheet of foil on a baking tray. 
  5. If you're using a Camambery baker just pop the lid on and onto the middle shelf of your preheated oven. 
  6. Keep an eye on it while baking in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until hot and bubbling. 
To make the Brushcetta
  1. You will need half of a day-old french stick - or as much as you fancy making of course.
  2. Cut into thinnish slices drizzle a shallow baking tray with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. 
  3. Then press each piece of bread into the tray and turn over. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and add a little more salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.
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  1. MMMMMM.....melted camembert !!MMMMM... Thanks, Jan!

  2. I do keep meaning to do this. It's on a par with mussells in terms of 'sharing' food. The wine's a good idea - like fondue.

  3. my tongue is watering seeing all these delicious stuff.

  4. I love doing this, it also works well with herby roast potatoes (little waxy ones are the best). Yum.

  5. Another yummy idea Jan....Not sure if I can eat a whole box of Camembert to myself though! ;o)

  6. Melted cheese on bread...DELICIOUS!!

  7. Jan, I'm trying to put together a menu for an informal dinner party next weekend and this is a serious contender for the starter spot.

  8. can't go wrong with melted cheese! so finger-licking good!

  9. I would never in a million years have thought of baking camembert in its box. What a great idea!

  10. I really like baked camebert, delicious Jan.

  11. haha, I love that meerkat Jan!! Cheese baked in the box, great idea and delicious one too! I'm like Katie, I love it with potatoes.

  12. Jan, throw some foil-wrapped garlic and roast it with the cheese. The two together on the bread are sinfully delish.

  13. This looks fabulous, Jan. Yum!

  14. delicious, your recipe is top in google for baked camembert. I'm putting the oven on right now (though I might wrap the camembert in baked paper before I put it back in the box).


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