For years I have scoffed at baked soft cheese, thinking, “Why waste a perfectly nice cheese?” I admit today, I am a convert. I mean… Who doesn’t like warm, melted cheese?

And, oh yes, it’s hard not to eat the whole thing by yourself, so share it with someone to protect yourself from overindulging.

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Cut top rind off 1 wheel Lakin’s Gorges Prix de Diane. Place in an oven proof baking dish, not much larger than the wheel.

You can leave it unadorned, or top with such things as: caramelized onions; chutney; fig preserves; sliced apples and walnuts;…. You get the idea
3. Cover and Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. The longer it bakes, the oozier the cheese. (I baked the one in the photo for 30 minutes. No harm done!)
4. Serve with dippable bread, fruit, or vegetables.

It’s fast to make. Utterly delicious. And guaranteed to please.