baked camembert in wooden box on a wooden board, with a butter knife

The Best Baked Camembert

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: appetizer, camembert, cheesecake, french recipe, gluten-free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: The Petite Cook
Cheesy, gooey, slightly spicy and ready in less than 20 minutes – Baked Camembert is the best ever appetizer to share!
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  • 1 Camembert cheese in wooden box about 350 gr
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp honey or extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • Sea salt flakes and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 180°C /360°F (oven fan 160°C). Arrange a baking tray onto the middle shelf.
  • Remove the plastic packaging and arrange the Camembert back in its wooden box, or in a small baking pot.
  • Score a deep cross or a crosshatch pattern on the top rind of the cheese. Drizzle with honey or extra-virgin olive oil, and insert the leaves of one sprig of rosemary into the gaps.
  • Sprinkle with chili flakes, season with sea salt flakes and optional black pepper.
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and serve with cheese crackers or toasted bread slices.