Prosciutto-Wrapped Smoked Brie Recipe (3 Simple Steps)

Who doesn’t love ooey-gooey, melty cheese?

But imagine that but wrapped in prosciutto and smoked! My friends and family love when I make my famous smoked brie cheese wrapped in prosciutto!

Don’t let the simplicity of this decadent appetizer fool you!

The flavor combinations will blow you away.

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Smoked Prosciutto Wrapped Cheese – A Match Made in Heaven

I know you will love this simple and convenient recipe as much I do!

Slices of prosciutto protect and flavor this perfect cheese and the smoke turns the prosciutto slices crispy.

While the creamy cheese slowly melts from indirect heat.

Get creative with a rosemary pepper jelly or a balsamic glaze.

Get literally stuck in around loved ones and some warm bread. 

Try this simple appetizer recipe for yourself and enter heaven! 

Looking for just a smoked brie recipe? I have you covered here.

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What You’ll Need for Smoked Brie Wrapped in Prosciutto

  • 500-gram brie cheese wheel per 2 servings
  • 2 per serving or enough slices of prosciutto to generously cover the brie. If you can’t prosciutto serrano ham is a good alternative
  • A crusty french bread banquette per 2 servings (can substitute with your favorite cracker)
  • A fresh rosemary sprig per 2 servings 
  • Tbsp olive oil
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Pepper & Fig Balsamic Glaze Ingredients

  • 200ml good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 3 fresh figs
  • 300 grams of white sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of clove powder
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
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  • Electric smoker 
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon or other utensil
  • Fruitwood chips (we used cherry wood pellets)
  • Knife
  • Basting brush
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Why You’ll Love This Smoked Brie Wrapped in Prosciutto Recipe!

Erm, let’s see…

  • What is better than melted cheese!
  • Smoking adds a depth of smoky flavor and undertones from nutty to meaty
  • Creates an entirely new product that complements other food and flavors
  • Some simple way to create a show stopping appetizer .

What Wood Chips Should You Use for Smoked Brie?

Brie has a delicate flavor and is complimented by notes of fruit.

I reccomend a light fruit wood to harmonize the glaze and light cheese.

Cherry wood is the go for our recipe, but you can also use apple or maple wood.

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What Temperature Do I Smoke The Brie At?

The ideal temperature to smoke at is 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit.

This low temperature ensures the prosciutto doesn’t burn before the cheese melts.

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What if I Don’t Have Smoker?

Smoking prosciutto-wrapped brie is the best way to go.

But if you don’t have a smoker or pellet grill you can use an oven or bbq.

Just be careful of direct heat and wrap with aluminum foil if necessary. 

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Can I Substitue the Brie & Prosciutto?

The curing time and process for prosciutto make it the one for this recipe.

You can substitute for slices of bacon. (Just be aware of the fat content)

Brie can be substituted for camembert or another soft cheese.

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How Will I Know the Smoked Cheese Is Done?

Don’t worry about an instant-read thermometer for this recipe.

Estimated timings are below but still do a visual and touch test.

– Is all the prosciutto crispy and deeper in color?

– Is there some give when pressing into the cheese?

Note: Be careful when doing the touch test. 

Don’t just stick your fingers into melting cheese from the smoker!

Use clean wooden cocktail sticks that are long enough and made for barbeques. 

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Smoked Prosciutto Smoked Brie With Balsamic Glaze

Calling all amateur smokers and cheese lovers!

I hope you enjoy this irresistible appetizer.

Remember you can get creative with the glaze or try something else like a chutney.

Or if it is too much hassle, don’t do it at all… The dish is perfect by itself.

Making the Pepper & Fig Balsamic Glaze

Slice the onions into long strips with a sharp knife.

– Add a dash of olive oil to the saucepan on low heat.

– Add the onions with a pinch of sugar.

– Caramelize and add the balsamic vinegar.

– Remove the skin from the figs and chop them into pieces.

– Add the rest of the sugar and figs to the onion and vinegar mix.

– Gently simmer until the vinegar reduces to a glaze.

– Add the spices and cool.

Note: Continually stir the onions to make sure they do not stick or burn.

Steps for Smoking Brie in Prosciutto

Step 1: Make the Glaze

Make the glaze as per the directions above.

– Allow time for cooling before smoking the brie.

Step 2: Prepare & Wrap the Brie

– Remove the cheese wheels from the packaging.

– Brush lightly on all sides with olive oil.

– Push the rosemary sprigs into the middle of the cheese from the top.

– Lay out 8oz of prosciutto in a star pattern, place the Brie in the center

– Begin laying the sheets of prosciutto over the top wrapping the entire wheel add a sprig of rosemary to cold it all together

Brish extra olive oil on the bottom of the wrapped brie.

– Once complete press around the sides making it uniform. Wrap in plastic wrap

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Step 3: Smoking the Brie Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

– Load the pellets, prime, set the grill temperature to 250°F – 275°F, and wait until up to temp. if you have one use a smoke tube for added smoke.

– Place wrapped brie directly on the grill grates, bottom side down.

– Smoke for 30 min or until prosciutto is slightly crispy and the cheese is soft and melt.

– Test to see if they are done. 

– Continue smoking if required. 

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Step 4: Serve & Enjoy

– Lay out and prepare your sides before the cheese has finished smoking.

This is because you want to serve up the recipe straight from the smoker.

– Enjoy!

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Smoked Brie Wrapped in Prosciutto

I hope you enjoy this irresistible appetizer. Remember you can get creative with the glaze or try something else like a chutney.
Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time5 hours
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch, seafood
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 26

Equipment

  • Electric smoker
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon or other utensil
  • Fruitwood chips (we used cherry wood pellets)
  • Knife
  • Basting brush

Ingredients

  • 500- gram brie cheese wheel per 2 servings
  • 2 per serving or enough slices of prosciutto to generously cover the brie
  • A crusty french bread banquette per 2 servings can substitute with your favorite cracker
  • A fresh rosemary sprig per 2 servings
  • Tbsp olive oil

Pepper & Fig Balsamic Glaze Ingredients

  • 200 ml good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 3 fresh figs
  • 300 grams of white sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of clove powder
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

Making the Pepper & Fig Balsamic Glaze

  • – Slice the onions into long strips with a sharp knife.
  • – Add a dash of olive oil to the saucepan on low heat.
  • – Add the onions with a pinch of sugar.
  • – Caramelize and add the balsamic vinegar.
  • – Remove the skin from the figs and chop them into pieces.
  • – Add the rest of the sugar and figs to the onion and vinegar mix.
  • – Gently simmer until the vinegar reduces to a glaze.
  • – Add the spices and cool.
  • Note: Continually stir the onions to make sure they do not stick or burn.

Step 1: Make the Glaze

  • – Make the glaze as per the directions above.
  • – Allow time for cooling before smoking the brie.

Step 2: Prepare & Wrap the Brie

  • – Remove the cheese wheels from the packaging.
  • – Brush lightly on all sides with olive oil.
  • – Push the rosemary sprigs into the middle of the cheese from the top.
  • – Lay out 8oz of prosciutto in a star pattern, place the Brie in the center
  • – Begin laying the sheets of prosciutto over the top wrapping the entire wheel add a sprig of rosemary to cold it all together
  • – Brish extra olive oil on the bottom of the wrapped brie.
  • – Once complete press around the sides making it uniform. Wrap in plastic wrap

Step 3: Smoking the Brie Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto

  • – Load the pellets, prime, set the grill temperature to 250°F – 275°F, and wait until up to temp. if you have one use a smoke tube for added smoke.
  • – Place wrapped brie directly on the grill grates, bottom side down.
  • – Smoke for 30 min or until prosciutto is slightly crispy and the cheese is soft and melt.
  • – Test to see if they are done.
  • – Continue smoking if required.

Step 4: Serve & Enjoy

  • – Lay out and prepare your sides before the cheese has finished smoking.
  • This is because you want to serve up the recipe straight from the smoker.
  • – Enjoy!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

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 recipes with you!

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