Fre Merlot & Honey-Drizzled Baked Brie

by Alli

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I absolutely love cheese. There, I said it.  I enjoy trying the different textures and tastes of cheeses from around the world.  Someone needs to give me a cheese of the month subscription.

I once served a beautiful cheese tray to 70 women during a 7-course French meal that I prepared from scratch.  I enjoyed watching them try cheeses they had never tasted.

Brie Cheese

There’s one cheese that’s always on my cheese tray and that’s Brie.  It’s a soft, mild, cow’s milk cheese that’s named after Brie, the French region from which it originated.

I  drizzle the Brie with honey, place in the oven for about 5-6 minutes and top with walnuts.  Forget dinner, just give me the cheese tray!  I truly understand why it’s referred to as “The queen of cheese.”

Honey-Drizzled Brie

Helpful Hint: When baking Brie, be careful not to overcook it or it will melt completely and you’ll have a pool of cheese.  On the other hand, I might enjoy diving into a pool of cheese.

Fre and Brie

Honey Drizzled Brie


Yield: 8 servings

Honey Drizzled Baked Brie

Honey Drizzled Brie

Baked Brie is one of my favorite appetizers. I love how easy this cheese tray is to put together.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz.) Wheel of Brie cheese
  • Honey
  • Walnut halves (shelled)
  • Assorted crackers
  • Fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Remove Brie from the wooden box, unwrap and place on a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Leave the white rind on the Brie. Drizzle with honey and bake for 5-6 minutes. Serve with assorted crackers and fruit.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 35Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 26mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 1g

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Fre Merlot

Fre Merlot & Honey-Drizzled Baked Brie is the perfect appetizer combo. Brie pairs perfectly with Merlot and I received so many compliments on something that only took a few minutes to put together.

Fre Merlot & Brie drizzled with honey

I also include a chilled bottle of Fre Chardonnay, in case someone wanted a glass of white wine.  As a rule of thumb, reds are served at room temperature and whites are served chilled. Fruit and assorted crackers complete the cheese tray and give it a finished look.

Here’s the deal: I really like the taste of wine, but I don’t consume alcohol. I am elated about Fre Alcohol-Removed Wines.  Fre is the perfect beverage to enjoy during the summer.

Merlot & Honey-Drizzled Brie

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I spent a little time on Fre’s website (it’s really pretty and has some great recipes) checking out the variety of alcohol removed wines and was fascinated by the process involved in removing the alcohol.  

The winemakers use a “revolutionary spinning cone column to remove alcohol while preserving the delicate fragrances and flavors of the wine. The finished product is a fresh, delicious beverage with all of the characteristic aromas and flavors of premium wine, but with less than 0.5% alcohol and half the calories of traditional wine.”  I’m thoroughly impressed.

Fre Merlot & Honey Drizzled Baked Brie really does satisfy my cheese & wine craving.  You’ll also find mocktails and all kinds of great info when you follow Fre on Facebook.

Honey-Drizzled Brie

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