Oh, Brie cheese. We know her, we love her, and we can’t resist making her. I went down the road less traveled for this one, switching it up with a Goat milk Brie. Honestly, I’d never known these existed until getting introduced down the Whole Foods’ cheese aisle. I was skeptical of a Goat milk Brie, but I’m so glad I talked myself into this one. It was the perfect harmony between a buttery/creamy Brie and a tangy Goat cheese.
One thing I love about Brie is that it goes with just about anything. The limit does not exist for what you can put on top or the temperature you serve it. We simply cannot resist a cheese this compatible with our imagination.
Speaking of, my imagination took me back to autumn involving apples and walnuts. The balsamic glaze really popped this dish off and made it the crowd pleaser I’d envisioned it to be. This is the perfect appetizer for a wine night, Valentine’s Day date night, or a self-care movie night alone (my preference).
Enjoy the simplicity of this cheese in all its glory. And don’t knock a Goat milk Brie next time you’re perusing the Whole Foods cheese aisle.
As always, may the inspiration found here find light in your kitchen.
1 wheel Goat milk Brie cheese
1 apple, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
Balsamic glaze, drizzled
Sprinkle of cinnamon
How to make it happen
1. Place Brie cheese in center of a cast iron skillet (or oven-proof pan of choice). Cut “gridlines” on the inside of Brie, stopping before the edges to ensure cheese doesn’t spill over and burn.
2. Place chopped apple, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter on top of Brie.
3. Bake at 400°F for 20 mins. Drizzle with balsamic glaze once finished baking. Serve with a strong cracker, such as a Triscuit, and enjoy!