You can definitely ruin the cheese by not baking it for long enough. You can also cook it for too long, in which case you have cooked it beyond the soft, gooey stage and it will go hard and then it’s gone,” he says. 21 июн. 2016 г. If the texture feels hard but the camembert has baked for more than 15-20 minutes, you may have overbaked your camembert. If you overbake it, there is no way to soften the cheese in the middle. Serve the camembert directly after baking it.



How long should Camembert be cooked for?

Unwrap 250g camembert, brie or similar from its packaging, then place back into its box. Tie string around the box to secure. Slash the cheese a few times and top with 1 tbsp vermouth, dry white wine or kirsch, 2 thyme sprigs and a pinch of dried chilli flakes. Bake on a baking tray for 20 mins until gooey.

How do you know when Camembert is cooked?

You will see around the edges of a one-week-old Camembert the crust is white and fluffy, but the fluffiness is beginning to recede, revealing a crust that has a reddish tinge mingling with the white. This is how a fully ripened Camembert should look and, of course, you will be able to feel how soft it is as well.

Why is my Camembert hard?

Some people have the mind-set that the longer you bake Camembert for, the softer and gooier it will be. Wrong! What actually happens is that after the optimum cooking time of 15-20 mins, the cheese goes from a state of being nice and gooey, to hardening back up again.

Can Camembert cheese be heated?

Place the camembert baking box, or foil wrapped camembert in wooden box onto a baking sheet than place in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is gooey inside. Serve immediately.

Can You bake Camembert cheese in a wooden box?

When baking Camembert you can use the wooden box it came in, providing you remove the paper wrapper, but not all Camembert cheese comes in a wooden box, and you cannot bake it in a cardboard box. You should not just place Camembert on a baking tray with nothing around it; it will just spread out and become one big mess.

Can you freeze Camembert cheese?

Yes, you can freeze camembert. It can be frozen for up to 3 months but it’s not something that freezes well. Where possible, we would advise against freezing camembert cheese as freezing can ruin the texture entirely.

How do you bake Camembert?

Place your camembert in a wooden box or baking pot. Although it’s traditional to bake camembert in a wooden box, you can use a metal baking pot instead. Choose a container that has a greater height than the cheese to prevent the melted cheese from spreading. Some camembert wheels come with its own wooden box. If yours did, bake your cheese in it.

How do I know if my Camembert is cooked?

If the texture still feels unbaked, place your camembert back in the oven and check again in 3-5 minutes. If the texture feels hard but the camembert has baked for more than 15-20 minutes, you may have overbaked your camembert. If you overbake it, there is no way to soften the cheese in the middle.