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Melty honey glazed Camembert cheese dip appetizer 

This melty honey-glazed Camembert cheese dip recipe is a total crowd-pleaser appetizer. Serve with garlic bread, fresh fluffy focaccia, or crusty French bread, and get ready to scoop up all that gloriously melted cheese. Yum.

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There’s just something about warm cheesy appetizers that warms the soul. They’re a must-serve treat for game nights, tailgating parties, and holidays. Everyone loves this simple Vegetarian entree and I get it. What’s not to love? Melted cheese baked to bubbly perfection and drizzled with olive oil, honey, and fresh spices. Everything about this easy appetizer is cozy, delicious, and comforting. It doesn’t get much easier than this crowd-pleaser vegetarian appetizer. 

What is Camembert?

Camembert is a delicious, rich, and creamy French cheese. It was invented by Marie Harel in 1791 and is named after the city of Camembert in the French region of Normandy. Legend says that Marie Harel created the cheese during the French Revolution, helped by a priest from the Brie countryside. 

Camembert cheese is traditionally known as a dessert cheese and is often served simply spread on top of a slice of bread for a tasty breakfast. It has a mild flavor that becomes more intense as the cheese matures.

Camembert is not naturally vegetarian. Only cheese made from the regions in Normandy using milk from specific cows is allowed to be called Camembert. 

Camembert Cheese Fun fact

Legend says that Camembert cheese was Napoleon Bonaparte’s favorite cheese. 

Ingredients to make Melty honey glazed Camembert cheese dip appetizer 

This melted cheese appetizer isn’t just quick to make. It’s also super simple and requires only a few easy-to-get ingredients. We’re working with:

  • Camembert cheese 
  • Olive oil 
  • Fresh herbs
  • Honey
  • Bread for serving

That’s it. 5 simple ingredients that make a showstopper melted cheese appetizer that everyone loves. 

How to bake Camembert in the oven

Preheat oven to 400F (190 degrees Celsius). 

Unwrap the Camembert. Line an oven-safe plate with baking paper and place the Camembert on the place. Use a knife to cut a cross on the top of the cheese. 

Now, drizzle olive oil over the cheese and season with fresh rosemary and a pinch of salt. 

Bake the Camembert in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is lovely and melted inside its skin.

Remove the cheese from the oven, and drizzle honey generously on top of the warm cheese. Serve with a side of crusty French bread and let everyone dig in.

Enjoy.

Easy way to make baked Camembert in an air fryer

Unwrap the Camembert. Line an air fryer-safe plate or bowl with baking paper and place the Camembert on the place. Use a knife to cut a cross on the top of the cheese. 

Now, drizzle olive oil over the cheese and season with fresh rosemary and a pinch of salt. 

Bake the Camembert in the air fryer for 20 minutes at the highest temperature, or bake until the cheese is lovely and melted inside its skin.

Remove the cheese from the air fryer, and carefully transfer it to a serving dish. Now, drizzle honey generously on top of the warm cheese. Serve with a side of crusty French bread and let everyone dig in.

Enjoy.

3 surprising Health benefits of Camembert and French cheese 

You probably don’t think about health benefits when you think about cheese. But studies have shown a surprising link between cheese and long healthy life. 

Camembert may be good for your gut health 

Camembert cheese is rich in probiotics which is great for gut health and digestion. Studies have indicated that eating Brie and Camembert may contribute to healthier gut microbiology.

Brain Health

Studies have shown that Camembert cheese is rich in Oleamide and dehydroergosterol that induces microglia into M2 anti-inflammatory phenotype, leading to neuroprotection. This helps to regulate the microglial activation and inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease which is believed to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease from developing.

Rich in vitamins 

Camembert is a good source of vitamins A and B. It also provides trace amounts of vitamins E and K1. Some Camembert cheese (depending on where and how it is produced) also contains a good amount of vitamin K2.

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Frequently asked questions 

Can I make this in a vegan version?

Absolutely. You need a good vegan Camembert cheese. This could be a homemade vegan cashew cheese or a creamy melty dairy-free vegan Camembert or white cheese. Just switch the honey with maple syrup and make the recipe as instructed. You will be ready to scoop up vegan Camembert drizzled with maple syrup in no time. 

Can I make melted Camembert in advance?

You can prepare the cheese and get it ready for baking ahead of time, but I recommend baking right before serving. The cheese needs to be warm so that it’s melted and scoopable. Once the cheese starts to cool it will become firm again.

I have a little leftover baked Camembert. How can I use the leftovers?

Cheese changes texture when it goes from melted back to firm. But there are still plenty of ways to use it. You can chop or tear the leftover cheese and use it as a pizza topping. Or melt it again and add it to a soup for a delicious cheese flavor (I can recommend making a broccoli cheese soup or cauliflower cheese soup. Yum). Alternatively, you can make a creamy Camembert gravy with the leftovers. Just add the cheese to your favorite gravy and make sure it melts completely.

Can I freeze Camembert?

Creamy cheeses such as Camembert and Brie are not freezer friendly. The cheese tends to become dry and gets a gummy-like texture when frozen.

Is Camembert skin edible?

Yes. As a general rule, the natural rinds (skins) on most cheeses are edible. You can safely eat both Camembert and Brie skins.

Melty honey glazed Camembert cheese dip appetizer

This melty honey-glazed Camembert cheese dip recipe is a total crowd-pleaser appetizer. Serve with garlic bread, fresh fluffy focaccia, or crusty French bread, and get ready to scoop up all that gloriously melted cheese. Yum.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine French
Keyword appetizers
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6 people
Author Ea – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Vegetarian Camembert Cheese or other white cheese
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1 handful Fresh herbs I like rosemary but thyme is also delicious
  • 2 tbsp Honey or dark syrup
  • Pinch of Pepper optional
  • Bread for Serving Baguette or Focaccia

Instructions

How to bake Camembert in the oven

  • Preheat oven to 400F (190 degrees Celsius). 
  • Unwrap the Camembert. Line an oven-safe plate with baking paper and place the Camembert on the place. Use a knife to cut a cross on the top of the cheese. 
    Now, drizzle olive oil over the cheese and season with fresh rosemary and a pinch of black pepper if you like. 
  • Bake the Camembert in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is lovely and melted inside its skin.
    Remove the cheese from the oven, and drizzle honey generously on top of the warm cheese. Serve with a side of crusty French bread and let everyone dig in.
    Enjoy.

Easy way to make baked Camembert in an air fryer

  • Unwrap the Camembert. Line an air fryer-safe plate or bowl with baking paper and place the Camembert on the place. Use a knife to cut a cross on the top of the cheese. 
    Now, drizzle olive oil over the cheese and season with fresh rosemary and a pinch of pepper. 
    Bake the Camembert in the air fryer for 20 minutes at the highest temperature, or bake until the cheese is lovely and melted inside its skin.
  • Remove the cheese from the air fryer, and carefully transfer it to a serving dish. Now, drizzle honey generously on top of the warm cheese. Serve with a side of crusty French bread and let everyone dig in.
    Enjoy.

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