This is an ideal fireside dish. There is nothing more indulgent than melted Camembert. The celery dippers are a healthy and light substitute to the usual bread sticks. Add a glass of port or Palo Cortado sherry and let the perfect lazy evening in commence.


Serves 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes


You’ll need:


1 camembert cheese, in a wooden box

1 fat clove garlic, sliced

2-3 sprigs fresh thyme


To serve:


½ bunch Fenland celery

Jar of apple chutney

ciabatta or baguette slices



What to do:


Preheat the oven to 200°C.


Take the camembert out of its box, remove any wax paper wrapping and discard, then return the cheese to the box.


Make a few deep slits through into the top of the cheese and tuck in the garlic slices and thyme.


Place the cheese, with the lid, on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for around 15 minutes or until the cheese is soft and gooey within.


Serve the hot melting cheese with the Fenland celery to dip in and the chutney and bread alongside.


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