Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Camembert roaster - the gadget you didn't know you needed

I love it when a small producer writes and tells me about something they've created especially when it's as off-the-wall as this handmade Camembert roaster which is made by Sussex blacksmith, Alex Moore.

It's designed to roast boxed cheeses like Camembert on the embers of an open fire, or log burning stove. You simply unwrap your cheese, place it back in the bottom of the box and put it in the roaster's pan. Needless to say I immediately wondered what would happen if the box caught fire but, as you can see, the base is really thick so as long as you don't have flames flickering round it you should be fine, Alex told me.

If you don't have an open fire, you can apparently use the roaster on the top plate of an Aga or put into a conventional oven with the door ajar. You can also use it for chestnuts.

Let's face it, no-one actually needs an object like this but it's amazingly beautiful and a lovely thing to use for roasting cheese with the family around Christmas or any cold winter's night. The perfect present for a cheeselover.

The price is £58, including delivery to a UK mainland address and you can order it from

PS have also spotted that they make some pretty funky garden benches and this lovely tree seat.


James B said...

It's not like that one - which I would love if I had an open fire. This year I have brought several Camembert Bakers to give as Christmas present. I have then made some Christmas Chutney to put with them. LOVE LOVE LOVE Baked Camembert.....

Fiona Beckett said...

Wow - what a treat. Lovely idea including some chutney too. Lucky friends!