Wine Camembert

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

If you like the flavour of Camembert, here’s a cheese mixture that you would enjoy. It makes an attractive addition to a cheese tray and is a good way of using up a Camembert that is just a little too ripe.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Camembert
  • dry white wine (see method)
  • 100 g/4 oz butter
  • 25 g/1 oz fresh white breadcrumbs

    Method

    Using a knife, scrape away the white rind on the cheese. Place the whole Camembert in a basin and cover with white wine – about 1.5 dl (¼ pint). Set aside for 12 hours or overnight.

    Drain off the wine and reserve. Cream the butter until soft then add the Camembert cheese and beat the two together until smooth and creamy. Beat in 1–2 tablespoons of the wine to make a smooth but not too soft mixture.

    Turn the mixture into a well-oiled mould, such as a 15-cm (6-in) cake tin, lined with a circle of greaseproof paper, and chill in the refrigerator until firm. Turn out and coat all over with the breadcrumbs. Serve with a garnish of green grapes or watercress and with cheese biscuits, of course.