Camembert Baked in the Box with Tiny Bruschetta for Dipping

Sticky gooey Camembert baked and oozing from it's box.  Serve with tiny bruschetta for scooping or dipping, perfect for sharing.

Baked Camembert

Camembert in box 
Perfect for two to share:
250g Camembert in a wooden box
a very tiny amount of olive oil
1 peeled clove garlic
just a half a teaspoon of white wine

How to do it:
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
Remove the cheese from it's box - take off any wrapping then put the cheese back in the box.
This particular make has a sticker on the bottom of the cheese, so be sure to remove that too.  Make a good amount of tiny holes with a fork all over the top rind of the cheese.

Rub the garlic all over the top of the cheese - the smallest amount of olive oil will help you to rub the garlic over the cheese much easier.

Camembert in wooden box

Drizzle the wine into the holes. Slice a small sliver of garlic and place it on top of the cheese.  Put the lid back on the box loosely and bake in your preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until hot and bubbling.  Keep an eye on it though as you don't want over cooked or it will be running out everywhere.

Remove the slice of garlic and serve immediately while still lovely and gooey.

Baked Camembert

Tiny bruschetta:
You will need some (as much as you fancy making) day old small baguettes.
Cut into thin slices and drizzle a shallow baking tray with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.
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.
Bake in a preheated oven 200c/400f or Gas 6 for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.
They emerge from the oven, crispy and crunchy and perfect for dipping.


  1. divine Jan! You have got me in the mood for a fondue! x

  2. I'm quite sure that my idea of baking the Camembert right in the box came from you. It is such a great idea and makes the perfect presentation.

  3. It sure does look yummy Jan. I have a feeling that new camera is just the icing on the cake. It's your ingenuity that brings it over the top!

    Thanks for sharing...

  4. I could eat just this for dinner and be perfectly happy and satisfied.

  5. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I can make a meal out of bread and cheese. Throw in some fruit, good olive oil and a glass of wine and you have several courses!

    I have a really good loaf of Italian bread and some goat cheese that I'm thinking about now.



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