Herb & Honey Baked Camembert

Baked camembert is one of life’s true luxuries.

Dipping something cool, fresh and sweet into hot, melted cheese is easily one of my favourite things.

The combinations are endless.

Fresh figs? Sublime.

Plump, sharp grapes? Spectacular.

Pickled cornichons, dunked into the cheese, then wrapped in cool prosciutto then dunked again? Life changing. Trust me.

One little camembert and a pile of nibbles makes an elegant (and easy) starter for friends or a simple, relaxed supper for two after a busy day.

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I don’t doubt that you’ve baked camembert before, but if you haven’t invested in a cheese baker yet… well, you really need to take the plunge.

It’ll take your cheese game to the next level, and I can promise you’ll never look back!

You’ll need one for this recipe, so either treat yourself to an early Christmas pressie (I know you deserve it) or save this for another time.

You’ll need:

1 cheese baker (UK options, US option)

1 camembert

1-2 sprigs of rosemary

1-2 sprigs of thyme

1tbsp honey

A range of dipping implements (see snaps below for inspo)

Pre-heat your oven to 200C/390F. Unwrap your cheese and remove all packaging (check for any sneaky sticky labels).

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Place the cheese into the baker and score the top with a knife, taking care not to go all the way through the cheese. Ideally cut about half way down.

Poke your herbs into the cuts.

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Drizzle with honey.

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Admire your handiwork, honey.

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Pop into the oven for 20mins.

Carefully remove (this stuff is like molten lava) and serve with a few nibbly bits.

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First person to dive in should stir the cheese up a bit, so it’s easier for everyone to attack from every angle.

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Now you’re free to dunk away to your heart’s content.

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The perfect excuse to all sit around the table and chatter away and you nibble.

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It goes beautifully with your favourite bottle of plonk, guaranteed.

Of course if you’re feeling really naughty, there’s only one thing for it…

You’re just going to have to make one of these. But be sure to read the warning!

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  • The slow pace

    I’ve immediately thought about sweet baby cheesus when I read the headline of this post!
    xx,
    E.
    www,theslowpace.com

  • Oh wow, I have massive cravings for this now! Cheese is my ultimate favourite food, you just can’t go wrong! Also, how am I only just learning about Cheese Bakers?! Thanks for the enlightenment, where have I been!? lol x Jersey Girl x http://www.jerseygirl.co

  • My mouth is watering! Honey and cheese is one of my favorite combinations.
    -E

    amie-eo.blogspot.com

  • This sounds amazing!! I love Camembert!! Never tired it with honey before!!

    Leonie ♥ Lo On The Go

  • stacey

    I love your posts!! You make food look so good!

    Undertherosebushes.blogspot.com

  • Oeeehh, I’m in Paris at the moment and it seems like I am surrounded by baked cheeses everywhere! This post makes me crave one even more. Definitely putting this on my ‘to cook’ list 🙂

    xx B
    http://www.thisisb.be

  • Olivia K

    Lovely post. xx

    Olivia // BLONDE LA MODE

  • This looks delicious. My next girls night in is sorted! What are those long red grapes you have? They look bizarre but perfectly shaped for dunking purposes.
    Rosie x
    http://www.rosebudbakes.wordpress.com

    • Gabriella Schmitt

      If you are wondering about the ones at the bottom left angle, they’re figs 🙂 I cannot wait to try this myself.
      ~Gabriella

      • Haha no I mean the ones in the top left, the red grapes in between the green grapes. I’ve just never seen ones so long and skinny, they’re not round at all, I wonder where they are from! Somewhere exotic probably, but I bet Waitrose stock them 😉
        Rosie x

  • I shouldn’t be reading this now! This looks sooo good♥ And I am so hungry♥

    summerdaisy.net

  • I’ve never of cheese baker before but I sure need one now!!

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com/

  • Kari Guastella

    This looks so delicious! I’m so making this for my family for our Thanksgiving appetizer!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Donna Wishart

    I have never baked cheese. I think that is about to change – it looks like heaven on a plate! x

  • Coco Cami

    This looks divine, thanks for sharing!

    Best Wishes,

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  • Kate

    Oh my goodness, this looks so decadent! Sometimes a cheese and wine evening is the best thing ever – but I have never experienced one as fancy as this! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • mmm that just looks so delicious!!

    http://natalyg.co.uk

  • Sweet baby cheesus is about right!

  • mycitymylondon

    Funnily enough i was starring at a Brie baker today in the shops and contemplated buying it but then I thought well when will i use it! I am def taking myself back there today to make this:) I much prefer Camambert cheese 🙂

    http://www.mycitymylondon.me

  • As a good Frenchie, I am all for cheese and when it comes to melted ones, I am in heaven! I should really think to invest in a cheese melter asap! Thanks for sharing this idea! xx
    https://www.instagram.com/jaf_in_the_box/

  • Alana

    This looks delicious.

  • This looks amazing! I have a camembert in the fridge and so tempted to crack it open despite having had a rather large meal already this evening! Baked cheese is literally the one, I bake goats cheese a lot and there’s really no going back once you’ve tried it!
    http://www.vatkinary.com

  • O god! Baked Camembert and fig…I drool!

    Sophie xx

    http://www.sophieblunt.com

  • Totally drooling after reading this post Rosie! I adore how colourful the whole dish looks.

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Absolutely love cheese! Never had it like this though…I need to give it a try!

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Melted Camembert is everything that’s right with the world! 🙂

    http://littlemissnottinghill.com/

  • Nathailieee

    This is just the kind of dinner I love. To sit around loved ones and talk and have a lovely time and just to pick and pick. Well, I most definitely over-pick and end up eating toooo much of the yummy stuff. Thank you so much for the lovely inspiration even though there is no ,mould, cheese eater in our household…well, …. yet 😉

    xx

    http://potsofsmiles.blogspot.com/

  • Oh wow this looks amazing, cheese is my ultimate guilty pleasure! x

    http://www.wonkylauren.com

  • Ruby Galloway

    Another one to try this weekend. Fab idea 🙂

  • tiffanytales

    Oh my god, that looks so amazing! You have a serious ability for taking the ordinary and making it look anything but.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • *drools*!!!!

    Nadine
    http://www.flourishingpetal.com

    xx

  • Oh my goodness, that’s one way to upgrade an old firm favourite! These pictures are gorgeous, I’m so bad at styling food, I just eat it before I can arrange it haha xxx
    Lucy @ la-lingua.co.uk

  • oh my dear god! this looks mouthwatering!

  • Yum! Looks so delicious 🙂

    xo,
    Lily | pslilyboutique.com

  • I’ve never liked camembert, but I haven’t tried it for a long time and this post has inspired me to give it a go!

    Beth x

    http://livingforthegoodlife.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Haha, these pictures are mouthwatering – especially the one with the string of cheese had me drooling over my keyboard, well done. I’m saving this recipe to my favourites, this is definitely something I will enjoy.

    http://www.sartreuse.com