03 June 2011

Camembert; a whole new world of grilled cheese!

What is it about melted cheese that we all love so much?  Is it a memory of childhood?  I know it isn't economic, both the richest and poorest folks I know love a grilled cheese sandwich.  During the winter months, The Boulevard Market sells a small raclette burner, a small tray that holds a slice of raclette cheese with candles underneath to melt it.  They sell like hotcakes, it's a puddle of melted cheese!  It's fantastic and decadent!

Many years ago, we started grilling a whole Camembert cheese.  Its life changing.  It can be 90 degrees outside and a white crusty round of melted cheese has the ability to drag everyone out of air condition to partake and enjoy!

The execution is so simple! 

Brush a bit of olive oil on the rind of a Camembert cheese.

Place on grill that has been preheated to high.

USE A TIMER!  5 minutes on one side, flip and cook an additional 4 minutes.

Use the edge of your knife to scrape off the top layer, or cut the cheese and smear on fresh bread.
I serve my grilled cheese with fruit marmalade or fresh fruit if it's in season.  Pears and apples go especially well with Camembert and you don't need a bit of bread! 

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