Baked Camembetter in bread. Camembread.

When we first tried this recipe (read: first baked the Camembetter) we were surprised by how delicious it turned out! 

This recipe is an absolute winner: Share it over lunch, as a  starter or any other occasion you can think of. 

2. Cut a circle out of the bread in the size of the cheese

3./4./5. Cut the bread circle into croutons, poke holes into the cheese and make a criss cross or line pattern in the bread (not all the way through the bottom)

6./7. Make the olive oil mixture drizzle on top of the bread, cheese and inside the 'cuts' 


🕒20-25 min         👤Ideal to share with 2-3 people 



  • 1 bread of choice (make sure it's wide enough to fit a Camembetter inside)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup/ honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons (olive) oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons of thyme (fresh or dried) tip: if you use fresh thyme make sure to leave out the stems
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped to tiny pieces 
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Preheat your oven at 180 °C 
  2. Cut a circle in the bread the size of the Camembetter (can be a bit less deep). Tip: Put the Camembetter on top of the bread and slice around it. Make sure to not cut all the way through to the bottom. 
  3. Take the 'bread circle' and slice it in crouton sized bites 
  4. Score the rest of the bread in a criss-cross pattern or lines, again: Make sure to not cut all the way through to the bottom. 
  5. Place the Camembetter in the bread and make small holes in the top with the tip of your knife
  6. Mix the olive oil, thyme and garlic and spoon 3/4 of the oil on to the bread and into the criss-cross / line pattern you created (maybe even press some garlic into the holes you made in your cheese)
  7. Mix the bread croutons you made into the rest of the olive oil mixture and place them on the baking sheet next to the bread
  8. Drizzle some maple syrup/honey on top of the bread and croutons
  9. Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes (check after 10 minutes: if the bread is golden brown and the Camembetter a bit softer, it is done, otherwise leave it in for another 5 min or so)


Tip:  If you use fresh thyme, for decoration you can press some full thyme stems with leaves into the bread slices. 

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Janet Neuteboom
9 months ago

Very nice indeeeed!