What do you get when you add melted cheese to anything? A better whatever that cheese is added to. Melt that cheese on a cold night over a warm campfire and you get the best whatever you cover with cheese ever.
- 1 (7- to 8-ounce) wheel soft-ripened, bloomy rind cheese, such as Camembert or Brie (honestly any cheese that melts well will work, it’s all about your personal taste)
- 1 tablespoon brandy (experiment as different liquor will give different flavors)
- 1 loaf crusty bread, baguette, or sourdough are my favorites
- Unwrap cheese and set in the center of a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, about 12 by 12 inches. Perforate cheese by pricking it a few times with a fork, then sprinkle liquor over the holes.
- Close the foil by wrapping the sides up around the cheese and sealing it at the top. Place wheel in the embers of the campfire, at the edge of the fire where the logs are smoldering and covered with a layer of gray ash (not in a direct flame). Cook, turning wheel occasionally with the tongs so all sides spend some time near the embers, until cheese is soft and melted, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Remove from the fire and place on a plate. Open foil packet, and scoop out cheese with hunks of crusty bread.
You could use other containers but the foil makes for the easiest clean up. Melted cheese is not exactly easy to remove, why waste your water.