Try this delicious cedar planked Camembert at your next party. It is a great appetizer. Cheese is exceptional at taking on the flavors of smoke. Cedar is delicious, but try maple and cherry planks too! Keep a variety of crackers ready. Beware, this is extra tantalizing and will go fast.

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 7×7″ Cedar Plank
  • 1 round of Camembert
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 3 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • Crackers/Bread

Chef's Tip

It is really important to keep
the rind of the cheese fully in
tact (no sneaking a slice before grilling).
The rind encases the cheese and
protects it from melting all over your grill!


  1. Soak Cedar Plank in warm water for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven or grill to 400°F.
  3. Set Camembert on plank, garnish with pomegranate and thyme. Place loaded plank on grill and close lid.
  4. Have a spray bottle of water handy for flare-ups.
  5. Remove from grill when cheese is lightly browned and bubbling.
  6. Serve with crackers or bread. Enjoy!