One of the appetizers, I made over the Christmas holiday I saw come through as a video on Facebook using Raclette and Camembert cheese and a loaf of bread.
Cut out three squares in the bread and then cut the pieces of scooped out bread into strips.
Mix olive oil, minced garlic and chopped parsley in a small bowl
Toss bread strips in this oil mixture
Each pocket has a different garnish.
1 Onion chopped and caramelized
Fresh rosemary chopped
4 to 6 strips Bacon, cook and crumb when cool
Sautéed mushroom would have been nice too
Slice the cheese in half and use one of the above garnishes
Brush olive oil on the loaf, wrap in tin foil and bake at 325 for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Surround the loaf with pickles and vegetable along with the bread strips to scoop out the cheese.
Would I do this again? Probably not as it did take a lot of cheese and not as impressive looking, although it did disappear quickly. The thickness of this bread was too thick, so thinner bread would probably work better. Using other cheeses, like cheddar and mozzarella would make this appetizer less costly.