How to bake Brie

How to bake Brie

Keep in mind that these tips are from my own experience. I’m not a party organizer, nor am I a sommelier or a turophile (a cheese connoisseur). I just love cheese, wine and spending time with my friends.

Remove the cheese from the box and remove and discard any plastic wrapping.

Bake your Brie on a pie plate or line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.


A common complaint with baked Brie is that the wheel fails to melt or even ends up rubbery. When baking Brie, remember a few key things that will encourage good melting.

  • Score or remove part of the top rind. Your Brie or Camembert wheel comes in a bloomy rind, which, while perfectly edible, can vary in thickness and texture from one wheel to the next. When you cut through that rind, the interior of the cheese can get better exposure to the heat, and air can escape in a controlled manner. That’s a good thing since you don’t want your cheese to explode in the oven.

  • Place your Brie on the oven rack positioned in the middle of the oven. Avoid the very bottom position in the oven to not burn the bottom of the cheese.
  • If you are worried your oven might cause the bottom of the Brie to brown too fast, you can double the pie tin or double the cookie sheet.
  • Don’t overcook the Brie. Overcooking it, especially if you haven’t cut the rind, may re-harden the cheese and make it tough and unappetizing. 20-25 minutes in a 177°C/350°F oven without the puff pastry crust, or 30-35 minutes at 190°C/375°F with it, should be enough to heat the cheese through. Baking time will vary by oven – keep a close eye on the Brie during the cooking process to ensure you don’t go beyond “golden” brown – this is a hot oven.
  • DON’T worry if some of the cheese oozes out! It’s all melted cheese goodness. If Brie does leak out, it will collect around the base of the appetizer, and you should scoop it up and serve.
  • If part of the pastry design comes out of the oven uneven, poke the inflated area with a toothpick or sharp knife, so the design settles appropriately back into place as it cools.

Do you take the rind off before baking?

Keep the rind on, as it will help the cheese hold its shape, so it doesn’t all melt out and leaks out of the pastry as it bakes. The rind is mild in flavour and edible, so you can enjoy it with melted cheese.

Some people like to slice the very top of the rind off of the Brie before baking so that the rind serves as kind of a bowl for the creamy cheese.

However, cutting a crosshatch pattern allows folks to easily dip into the creamy cheese while still enjoying that layer of rind. The rind is the best part for me, so I want to enjoy every bit of it!

If desired, you can slice off just the top area so that it mixes with the toppings, or remove the top layer after baking and dunk it in crusty bread like a fondue.

Should Brie be at room temperature before baking?

It’s best to bake Brie when still cold. You can bake it right from the fridge – no need to let it come to room temperature. The cheese is high in fat content, so it quickly becomes gooey and fluid. The oven will do all the work in heating the Brie to make it perfectly creamy and delicious.

Only leave it at room temperature if spreading it on bread or crackers without baking it.

If you are NOT baking the Brie, you need to let it come to room temperature before serving. As with most cheeses, Brie is best served warm or at room temperature so that the flavours and creamy texture come through. Cold Brie will not be as flavourful or creamy.

Can I bake frozen Brie?

You can bake your Brie frozen or defrost it in your refrigerator overnight.

If baking it frozen, increase the time by about 10 minutes.

Can I bake it on a barbecue grill?

Yes, another way to cook Brie is to grill it!

It’s a quick and straightforward way to infuse a little extra flavour into this mild cheese. The texture will be similar to baking Brie, gooey, but will have a hint of smokiness from cooking over a flame.

For best results, score the top of the Brie round slightly.

Place the Brie on a pie tin or cast-iron skillet on the grill, ensuring it is not directly above the heat source. Close barbecue lid, and when it is golden brown, remove.

Barbecues are extremely hot so check your Brie frequently to prevent burning!

Read more:

All about Brie

Soft-ripened and Bloomy-rind – Cow’s milk cheese.

Brie cheese – Potential health benefits

How do I select a good Brie cheese?

Best way to eat Brie

Variations of flavours and foods to pair with Brie

How to bake Brie

How to serve baked Brie

What to drink with Brie

Make-ahead & How to store Brie

Brie is a classic cheese with a rich texture and history to match! It’s sure to add an indulgent and sophisticated touch to any meal, cheese board or snack without being too overpowering. Once you know how to eat Brie, there are endless options for using its creamy, desirable flavour. Go ahead and try Brie in new ways and be sure to share your creations with us by tagging @fast2eatca on Instagram.

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