Baked cheese with herbs

Baked cheese with herbs

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4 as a starter

An instant gourmet cheese dip – ridiculously simple and ready in just 20 minutes. Leave out the herbs if you like, it'll still taste great

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal183
  • fat14g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.96g


  • 1 soft cheese with rind, in a box, such as Cornish brie
  • handful chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, thyme or parsley, or a mixture
  • pitta crisps


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Remove the cheese from the box and discard any wrapping, then put the cheese back in the box. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 mins.

  2. Remove from the oven and take off the lid. Cut a large cross through the top of the cheese, then peel back the quarters of rind. Scatter over chopped herbs and serve with pitta crisps or breadsticks.

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19th Dec, 2009
This is a great, low-effort, casual starter, makes for a v sociable start to a meal. Served it as the starter/ nibble item for a winter girlie night in, went down a treat, v comforting and even the most picky eaters can't resist melted cheese and bread!
8th Sep, 2008
Great - I add a small amount of white wine into the top of it - delicious
1st Nov, 2007
I served this at my mum's birthday BBQ with some basil that I had growing in the garden, and bread sticks for dipping. It was really sociable, a bit like having a fondue.
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