• 1 x Cedar plank
  • 1 high quality Brie wheel (lower quality cheeses have high oil contents and
  • they will melt too fast)
  • 450g fruit of your choice (for this recipe we used fresh figs)
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts
  • Fresh sage, minced
  • Thin slices of baguette, toasted


  1. Soak cedar plank for at least one hour.
  2. Half the figs and remove the pits.
  3. In a medium saucepan place the figs, the brown sugar, and 1 cup of white wine.
  4. Pour the other cup of wine in your favorite wine glass and enjoy while occasionally stirring fig mixture.
  5. Preheat grill to 230ºC.
  6. Place plank on the BBQ until it starts smoking.
  7. After the fig and wine mixture cooks down to a thick jam consistency add hazelnuts.
  8. Gently set the Brie wheel on the plank without breaching its outer coating.