Marinated Camembert recipe – Authentic Czech marinated Camembert recipe

by Jan Vasil

This marinated Camembert recipe is one of the most favorite appetizers which are coming from Czechia (if you are not sure which country it is, it was called the Czech Republic in the past). The preparation is very easy and will not take more than 15 minutes. The tricky part is that you have to leave it in a fridge to mature, for at least 7 days 🙂

But don’t worry, it will be definitely worth. Also, you will have some time to buy a good Czech beer which will be perfectly matching this dish. And if you are not a big fan of beer, try to drink a Pinot Noir with it.

How to make the marinated Camembert?

Marinated Camembert recipe.

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Recipe by Jan Vasil Course: Small biteCuisine: CzechDifficulty: Easy


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Recommended drink parings: Czech beer or Pinot Noir

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  • 2 pieces of Camembert cheese

  • 3-4 pieces of bay leaves

  • 6-8 pieces of whole allspice

  • Whole black pepper

  • 6 garlic cloves

  • 3 red chilies

  • 2 pieces of red onion

  • 500 ml of sunflower oil

  • 100 ml of a extra virgin olive oil

  • 50g of red paprika powder


  • Slice the camembert into a half and set aside. Deseed and cut the red chilies into half and slice the red onions.
  • In a bowl mix the ground red paprika and pressed garlic.
  • Smear the mixture on the camembert. On top of two pieces place a small amount of sliced red onion and the chilies and cover with the other half of the cheese. Press well.
  • On the bottom of your jar place the bay leaves, black pepper, and allspice. On top of the spices place a good amount of red onion and chilies. Then place in the first camembert and repeat the whole setup with the second one as well.
  • Once the cheese is in the jar cover it with the leftover red onion and chilies.
  • Now you can pour in both of the oils. Please note that the cheese has to be fully covered with the oil.
  • Close the jar and place it in the fridge for at least 7 days. (make sure that before serving you cool down your beer as well)


  • You can keep the cheese in the fridge for 3 weeks.
  • To get the most flavors out of the cheese, do not open the container for the first 7 days
  • Eat with fresh bread or a French baguette
  • Serve with a good Czech beer or a Pinot Noir

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Marinated Camembert recipe – Authentic Czech marinated Camembert recipe

Do you want to get more recipes from Eastern Europe? Here is one of the most popular one from Slovakia.

And here you can learn more about the Czech cheeses.

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