Brie Soaked in Crushed Red-Pepper-Infused Orange Oil

This is a simple way to spruce up a round of Brie cheese and is a great pairing with our crisp Sauvignon Blanc! This was another find from the 2010 food and wine pairing book by Jill Silverman ‘100 Perfect Pairings.'

Ingredients:

1 round of triple-creme Brie

2 tsp orange oil (recipe below)

1/4 to 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper flakes

Baguette or salted crackers (we enjoy the extra salt) 

We suggest enjoying with Foursight Sauvignon Blanc or with our Semillon

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Place room temperature cheese on the center of a plate. Right before serving, drizzle the oil over the cheese and sprinkle with the pepper flakes.  

Homemade Orange Olive Oil:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Finely grated zest of 2 oranges (~2 tbsp packed)

1/2 tsp sea salt

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Combine ingredients in a small bowl and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Strain using a fine mesh sieve and extrac; then discard the solids. Store for up to one week refrigerated.

Photo credit: Courtney DeGraff