Once again my two favorite words just might be "Free Cheese"--especially when that cheese comes from Ile De France and it is their new recipe Normandie Camembert. Since I enjoyed their original recipe Camembert so much, (evidence of that enjoyment here), I was excited to try the new recipe which is made from the milk of herds that graze exclusively in the Normandy region of France. I wasn't disappointed, the new cheese is very smooth and creamy with a slight nuttiness and some earthy notes.
It was delicious just spread on some fresh bread, but I wanted to do something different and preferably "melty" with it. I had some grass-fed Maui ground beef and some little French rolls both from the farmers market, so I whipped up some Camembert Stuffed Sliders.
With chunks of Camembert inside the burgers (plus a little more spread on the toasted rolls), these sliders were full of oozy, cheesy goodness. Because it is a soft cheese, the Camembert sort of melts into the center of the burger and infuses the cheese flavor throughout. With so much flavor these burgers didn't need much else so I just added some local spinach and tomatoes--also from the farmers market. Very tall mini burgers, very juicy and messy but oh so good.