Meltingly Delicious. King Island Double Cream Brie. Baked In Its Box With Garlic, White Wine and Thyme.

Baked Brie With Garlic, White Wine and Thyme

This is quite possibly the most decadent way to eat cheese ever invented. Based on the Swiss delicacy Baked Vacherin Mont D’Or.  Seasonally enjoyed in the depths of winter with a good  bottle of  wine. It’s mid July and mighty cold over here.  There is no better excuse to take a  small wheel of King Island Double Cream Brie. Baked in its box in a hot oven. Studded with slivers of garlic and sprigs of thyme. Doused with a little white wine. Instant cheese fondue. Simple to prepare. Meltingly delicious smeared over fresh, crusty bread.

Baked Brie With Garlic and Thyme

Baked King Island Double Cream Brie with Garlic, White Wine and Thyme

2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 King Island Double Cream Brie, in it’s box
2 tablespoons white wine
sprigs of fresh thyme
freshly ground black pepper

PREHEAT oven to 180 C.
PLACE garlic in a small bowl, cover with boiling water, blanch for a couple of minutes then drain. Cut each clove of garlic into thin slivers.
REMOVE cheese from its box and wrapping. Line the base and side of the box with a small sheet of baking paper. Return cheese to the lined box. Using a small knife, cut slits into the top of the cheese. Push a  thin slice of garlic into each slit.
POUR over the wine making sure it seeps into the cheese. Scatter with  thyme, and season with freshly ground black pepper.
SIT the box of prepared cheese in its lid on an oven tray, cover with foil, then bake for 25 minutes or until warmed through and runny.
SERVE immediately with crusty bread and a glass of wine.

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6 Responses to Meltingly Delicious. King Island Double Cream Brie. Baked In Its Box With Garlic, White Wine and Thyme.

  1. elamb says:

    I do this all the time! Next time try it with the triple cream, it’s worth it, trust me 🙂

  2. Had this for lunch with sonoma spelt fruit loaf and leek and potato soup – yum!

  3. Leia says:

    I made this on Saturday for a girl’s night and it was a hit! In fact, my husband was so jealous that he missed out, I made it again on Sunday! Unfortunately my wheel did not fit back in its box but it kept its shape just in a small Pyrex so worked just as well. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

    • WOW. Glad to hear it was such a hit. I’ve had my cheese explode out of its box too. It depends on the brand and the fine line in judging when it’s ready to take out of the oven. Instant fondue. So delicious – in it’s box or turned out into a bowl.

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