Cedar Planked Brie with Gin Infused Caramelized Onions (7 Easy Steps)

So, I hear you’re a big fan of brie…

Delicious, creamy and with that amazing melt-in-your-mouth taste. 

But what if we want to change it up a bit?

Cedar planked brie may just be exactly what you need to take your cheese to the next level. 

You’ll learn how to grill your cheese to perfection, so it is gooey and deliciously oozy!

So let’s find out how to whip up your very own cedar-planked brie. 

What Is Cedar Plank Grilling?

Using a cedar plank for grilling is when food is cooked on a wooden plank. 

Cedar is the most commonly used wood for this process. 

If you’re looking to give your brie that extra smoky flavor, this is the method for you. 

What Type of Cheese is Brie?

Brie is a type of soft cheese with white mould rind over it. 

Brie has a rich, creamy, buttery taste and PERFECT for grilling.

It is one of the more milder soft cheeses, which means that it goes with a lot of different flavors. 

How Much Cheese Do I Need?

It depends on how many people you are serving. 

We recommend 1 wheel of brie to serve 4 people, or 2 wheels for 5 or more. 

Cedar planked brie is typically served as an appetizer, so you can always have it alongside several other entrées. 

What You Need For Grilled Brie

  • 1-2 whole brie cheese
  • Topping of your chocie – I am using onions caramlized in gin
  • 1 cedar plank

What to Serve With It?

Cedar planked brie is best served with a fresh baguette or crackers. 

Declious Toppings for Your Grilled Brie

There are an infinite amount of toppings you can have on your brie. 

  • Dried fruit (raisinfs, figs, marjool dates, cranberries, prunes, dried cherries)
  • Fresh fruit (fresh blueberries, bana blackberries, pomegranate, mangos, peaches, figs)
  • Nuts (pistachios, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pecans)
  • Caramelized onion
  • Honey
  • Any flavor of jam
  • Rosemary Twigs
  • Thyme
  • Confit Garlic

Recipe Ideas

Looking for a different kind of grilled cheese?

No worries. 

We’ve got together some creamy recipe ideas for you to try. 

I’ve Only Got Camembert, Can I Use That Instead?

Yes!

For cedar-planked cheese, you can use either brie or camembert. 

Camembert has a stronger and earthier taste than brie, which is a bit milder in flavor. 

How To Cook Cedar Planked Brie

Step 1: Soak your cedar plank in cold water for at least 2 hours. Preheat your grill to 400 F.

Step 2 : Prep your brie, by adding your chosen topping, I used caramelized onions in gin.

Step 3: Place your plank on the grill and let it preheat for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Open the lid and put the brie on the plank. Close lid and bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Step 5: When cheese is soft and melted remove from the heat. 

Step 6: Add more toppings if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Cedar Plank Brie

Oozy, gooey brie that is grilled on a cedar plank. The cedar gives it a deliciously smokey flavour while the gin-infused onions gives it a sweet note
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, grill
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 4

Equipment

  • 1 Grill

Ingredients

  • 1-2 wheels brie cheese
  • 3 t tbsp Topping of your chocie – I am using onions caramlized in gin
  • 1 whole cedar plank

Instructions

  • Soak your cedar plank in cold water for at least 2 hours. Preheat your grill to 400 F.
  • Prep your brie, by adding your chosen topping, I used caramelised onions in gin.
  • Place your plank on the grill and let it preheat for 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and put the brie on the plank. Close lid and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  • When cheese is soft and melted remove from the heat.
  • Add more toppings if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

What Else Can I Cook Cedar Plank?

Love cedar plank grilling?

There are plenty of options out there if you want to continue cedar plank cooking. 

We listed some options below if you want to try something else. 

Cedar planked brie is a delicious addition to any meal. 

It’s also simple to make and can be served with a variety of toppings. 

So next time you’re serving cheese, why not make it cedar-planked?

Would you choose brie or camembert?

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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