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Camembert Salad with Summer Fruit – Give-away!

Posted on January 19, 2017 by in cheese

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Camembert Salad

Camembert Salad with Summer fruit, honeyed walnuts and a lemon curd salad dressing. You want summer on a plate, this is it!

Camembert salad is usually nuggets of crumbed Camembert on a bed of rocket. Nothing wrong with that, but we are currently in the grips of a heat wave so frying anything would be a sin.

Camembert Salad

Fairview’s Ripe & Ready Camembert is so delicious – nutty, creamy and pairs with just about anything. Served hot as a sauce over asparagus or cold on a cheese board, this cheese is our family’s favorite. By the way, have you checked out Fairview’s brand new website?

It is so hot at the moment and I can think of many things I would rather do than cook. Our dinners consist of salads, grilled chicken, chops and maybe a baked potato here and there. The Camembert Salad went down a treat and my son finished an entire one on his own. It is just the perfect combination between creamy, salty, sweet, crunchy and smooth. These salads will adorn any lady’s lunch or as a starter for a fancy dinner. Having said that, my family was quite chuffed about it too.

Camembert Salad

There is very little prep work to do for these salads. You must make the lemon curd dressing and the honey walnuts in advance. Keep some in your fridge, it will take your salads to next level.

Camembert Salad

Camembert Salad

serves 4 as starters


1 cup walnuts – broken into smaller pieces

1 T honey

2 t butter

pinch of salt

2 nectarines

1-2 plums

pea shoots or rocket or micro herbs

2 Fairview Camembert Ripe & Ready Cheese

For the dressing

1/2 cup olive oil

3 T fresh lemon juice

1-2 T lemon curd

1 t honey

pinch of salt


To make the honey walnuts.

Heat the butter and honey in a pan. Add the walnuts and toss until they are a golden color. Cool and keep in a air-tight container.

To make the dressing

Place all the ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake. Keep refrigerated.

To assemble the salad

Cut the Camembert cheeses in half and the 4 halves on 4 plates. Arrange some fresh pea shoots, rocket or micro herbs on top. Cut the plums and peaches into thin wedges and place on the cheese. Top off with the honeyed walnuts. Serve with fresh bread and the Lemon Curd Dressing.

(this picture is only an example, not reflective of your delicious hamper.)

Friday 20 January is Cheese Lover’s Day. For some cheese gourmets, the word ‘love’ simply doesn’t go far enough. The time is ripe to unite in praise…

Cheese Lovers Day is a true moment of celebration. What better time to honor the craft, patience and pleasure in one of our finest creations?

To help you celebrate, Fairview has put together a huge hamper filled with cheesy goodness. All you have to do to win this hamper, is to one of the following:

  1. Comment on this site, and tell me what your favorite cheese indulgence is.
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  3. Take a picture of you eating cheese, load it onto Instagram and tag @easycooking and @fairviewwineandcheese.
  4. Share competition on your Facebook Page
  5. Competition ends Friday 27 February.

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2 Responses to “Camembert Salad with Summer Fruit – Give-away!”

  1. Kelly 29 January 2017 at 6:30 pm #

    Never met a cheese I didn’t like! So many favourite cheesy indulgences – boiled/baked spuds with fontina oozing over them, green beans – sautéed then anointed with blue cheese & toasted pine nuts/sesame/sunflower seeds, sharp cheddar cheese – in a sarmie with pickles/chutney or just cut off the block & eaten on its own …


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