Baked Mont d'Or
1 Mont d’Or cheese, room temperature
1 clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60ml) white wine
1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC.)
2. Remove the lid and any plastic warps. Secure the lid on the bottom of the container. Wrap the container securely in foil, making sure to enclose it so the foil goes up to the top of the outside of the container, but leave the top exposed. Set the wrapped cheese on a baking sheet.
3. Poke eight-to-ten slits in the top of the cheese with a paring knife and slide the slivers of fresh garlic in them. Pour white wine over the cheese, and bake the cheese until it’s very hot – it will take between 20 and 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh thyme.
Serve with good bread, your favourite veggies, raw or blanched or roasted, try new potatoes, brussels sprouts, green beans, celery, mushrooms, salami or ham. Pair it with a a good, flavourful white wine such as Arbois, Sancerre, Chardonnay, or Gewurztraminer, Champagne, or beer.