Camembert with roasted garlic and honey

This is a great dish to serve guests before a meal while everyone is gathering over drinks, though you may want to avoid it if you’re on a hot date! Michael Diacono makes this simple recipe.

Camembert with roasted garlic and honey


  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 40g butter
  • 80ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 200-250g camembert, wrapping removed, at room temperature


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Slice the top of the garlic bulb off and place in a large roasting tin, cut-side down.
  3. Cut a cross in the camembert and add the butter, oil, salt and pepper, the honey, rosemary and bay leaves and bake in the oven for 40–45 mins.
  4. Remove from the oven when the garlic is cooked and the cheese is soft.
  5. Serve everything on a big sharing plate, with warm bread or crackers.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 22 April, 2016. 

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