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April 13, 2016
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Baked Cheese with Medjool Dates, Walnuts & Sage

Sweet and salty, gooey and crunchy- this easy Baked Cheese recipe is everything you ever wanted in an appetizer.

Medjool Dates and Walnuts with a bit of Sage

I could eat Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt Tam Cheese daily.  

I can’t because I’d rather fit into my jeans, but there’s always yoga pants….

Seriously though, it’s basically like a little slice of heaven. It’s similar to brie because of it’s creamy softness, but extra buttery, and super cute!

Medjool Dates and Walnuts with a bit of Sage

Today, I topped mine with a date, walnut, and sage mixture that compliments the earthy flavors of the cheese. You can either bring the cheese to room temperature or pop it in the oven to speed things up a bit. It only takes about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven!

Medjool Dates and Walnuts with a bit of Sage and crackers

I think this would be fabulous to bring to your neighbor’s house for a weekend get together. Or, perfect as an appetizer before serving your dinner guests. Any way you ‘slice’ it, this is sure to be a hit!

Here are the products I used:

Organic cheese, MT TAM, Cowgirl Creamery

Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam Cheese disc (Whole Foods)

This only takes a few minutes to whip up. You combine all the ingredients and top your baked cheese with the mixture and immediately enjoy!

It doesn’t get much more simple than that…

Medjool Dates and Walnuts with a bit of Sage, top this obey gooey baked brie with a slice missing out of cheese wheel

Especially when the results are so darn good…

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Cracker with Medjool Dates and Walnuts with a bit of Sage
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Medjool Date, Walnut & Sage Baked Cheese

Sweet and salty, gooey and crunchy- this easy Baked Cheese recipe is everything you ever wanted in an appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword appetizers, baked cheese, brie cheese, cheese, Cowgirl Creamery, medjool dates, walnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 293kcal
Author Susan, CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 10 oz. cheese rounds OR 1 large Brie round (We used Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam)
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates about 6, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 10 leaves fresh sage sliced thin
  • 1 T. honey add more if needed
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Bring the cheese to room temp OR bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes
  • Combine the dates, walnuts, sage, honey and balsamic vinegar until well combined
  • Place the cheese on a serving platter and top with the date mixture.
  • Serve immediately

Notes

Inspired by a recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine.

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg

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