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Recipe: Cedar Plank Smoked Camellia

Written by Redwood Hill on . Posted in Recipes

Doing some summer entertaining? For this quick and popular appetizer, warm a whole Camellia on a cedar plank on the grill. Guests use sliced baguette to scoop up the melty cheese, topped with apricots and honey.

Cedar Plank Smoked Camellia


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From Santa Cruz's New Leaf Market comes this fabulous summer recipe for our Camellia cheese on the grill.


  • Cedar Plank
  • Redwood Hill Farm Camellia cold
  • 6 dried apricots finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. local honey


  1. Soak cedar plank for at least one hour in cold water. Heat grill to about 350 degrees F. Place plank on grill for a few minutes until it begins to smoke. Unwrap cheese and place cold cheese on smoking plank. Close lid and turn down heat to low. Cheese will be ready to serve in 12-15 minutes. Remove plank with cheese and place on serving board. Top with diced apricots and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately with sliced baguette.

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