This blueberry Brie grilled cheese is a great mix between sweet and savory. This is both a fast and easy recipe to follow. While the time stated on the recipe card seems like awhile, most of it is inactive.
Camembert is the underrated, often forgotten cousin of Brie. Despite the fact the biggest difference between Brie and Camembert is that Brie has cream added to it, Camembert is actually the richer of the two.
Creamy & savory soft cheeses, such as Brie, are great for creating grilled cheese sandwiches! Check out my other grilled cheese sandwich recipes here.
This recipe requires using a 8 oz wheel of Brie cheese. For beginners, Camembert may seem difficult to extract from the rind. Soft cheeses with rinds, like Camembert or Brie, will stick to the rind. In order to combat this, you will need to freeze the Camembert for a half hour, then cut the rind off with the knife, preferably one that is not curved. This becomes easy enough with some practice.
This WikiHow article is where I found the method for extracting the Camembert. In the article, while the instructions are Brie cheese, you can use it for Camembert as well.
Blueberry jam is a fantastic addition to add some sweet and sour flavors to the savoriness of Brie. These flavors mixed together helps to improve the flavor profile of the grilled cheese sandwich.
While in this recipe, I decided to use typical whole wheat bread, there are other breads that can add more flavor to your grilled cheese sandwich. For instance, buying bread fresh from a bakery is better-tasting than bread that is filled with preservatives. In addition, breads like pumpernickel, rye, and sourdough will be more flavorful than your typical white bread.
Blueberry Camembert Grilled Cheese
- 8 oz Camembert wheel
- 4 slices bread
- 2 tbsp blueberry jam
- 1 tbsp butter
- Place your Camembert in freezer 30 minutes prior.
- Preheat skillet on medium.
- Cut the rind off with a knife.
- Place butter on skillet.
- Spread blueberry jam on both slices.
- Place 4 oz of Camembert on one slice, then place other slice on top.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until Camembert has melted and bread is slightly browned.