• 1kg Jersey Royals
  • 1 large head of garlic, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • ½ small bunch of thyme
  • ½ small bunch of rosemary
  • 250g box Tunworth, camembert or Baron Bigod cheese, or vegetarian alternative
  • cured sausage and speck ham, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Wash and scrub the potatoes to remove any excess dirt, then pat dry.

  • STEP 2

    Toss the potatoes in a roasting tin with the halved head of garlic, the olive oil, half the thyme and most of the rosemary. Season with 1 tsp flaky sea salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Roast the potatoes for 30 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Nestle the box of cheese in the centre of the roasting tin and cut slits into the top of the cheese, then drizzle with a little more oil and scatter over the remaining thyme and rosemary. Bake for a further 15 mins. Take the tin straight to the table and serve with cured meats on the side, if you like, or arrange everything on a platter and dig in.

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