white wine

Brie is a delicious and mild, soft cheese. It’s great with savory herbs or sweet jam, served with crackers or bread. Here is very SIMPLE preparation that pairs well with wine.               


One wheel of Brie cheese                                                                                 

1 large clove garlic (cut into slivers)

1 sprig fresh rosemary

splash of olive oil

salt and pepper


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

With a sharp knife, cut off the waxy top layer of the cheese, revealing a pale yellow surface. Then cut about six to seven tiny slits into the cheese. Slice the garlic clove into thin slivers and slip them into each of the incisions. Then snip the rosemary fronds and stick those in on top of the garlic slivers. (Almost like driving a plant into soil). Drizzle olive oil on top of the entire wheel and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Once oven is preheated, place the wheel of cheese into a baking dish and then into the oven. Bake until cheese has softened and melted. Serve for dipping with crackers or crusty bread.

Drink of Choice: a crisp white wine ( Pinot Grigio or Riesling)