Camembert Fondue en Boîte

Melted Camembert in a Box

Preparation info

  • Serves

    3 or 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Country Cooking of France

By Anne Willan

Published 2007

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This rustic recipe for whole Camembert, baked in its wood-chip box, is perfect for country weekends. The melted cheese forms a quick fondue in which to dip slices of bread or sticks of celery and carrot — or, perhaps best of all, crescents of crisp, tart apple that marry well with the Calvados sprinkled on the cheese. Here, I bake the Camembert in the oven, but you can also cook it in the fireplace: wrap the box tightly in aluminum foil, push it into the hot embers, and leave it until it is