Brie cheese is another one of those problematic cheeses. If you’ve tried to melt brie before, you know that it can be tricky. You can melt it in the microwave, but you’ll have to go about it the right way.
Don’t worry; we’ll break down the process so that it won’t trouble you anymore.
Preparing Your Brie for the Microwave
The first thing to note about brie cheese is that it’s covered in a hard rind that does not melt no matter what you do. So at the very least, you’ll want to cut the top of the rind off of your wheel of brie.
If you cut just the top off the rind, it will form an excellent bowl shape for serving melted brie. If you’d prefer to serve your brie in an actual bowl, then remove the rind entirely.
Next, you’ll want to place your brie on a microwave-safe plate if you left the bottom rind on or in a bowl if you removed it.
If you left the rind on, then line your plate with plastic wrap to make the cheese easier to remove once melted.
Now that you’re ready to microwave it let’s break down the actual process.
Getting Your Brie to Melt
Like we said earlier, brie is one of those cheeses that doesn’t really like to melt, so getting it to the right consistency will be a bit tricky.
Every microwave is different, so the actual times may vary. To get a smooth, creamy consistency, microwave the brie on high for roughly 1 ½ to 2 minutes.
Check it, and if it’s not where you want it, cook in short 15 second intervals. 2 minutes is the sweet spot for cheese dip, but if you want it a bit gooier, you can go a bit longer. Experiment and have fun.
If you went with the rind on method, then you’ve got a ready-to-serve bowl of cheese dip, simply slide off and enjoy.
How to Melt Brie in the Microwave – wrapping up
Well, that’s all there is to it. Now you can enjoy melty delicious brie cheese straight from the microwave in just minutes—no more fighting with stubborn cheese.