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This simple smoked Camembert delivers big flavors (and great looks) by combining two distinctly American live-fire cooking techniques: planking and smoking. The former imparts the aromatic taste of charred cedar; the latter endows the cheese with complex smoke flavors undreamed of by French cheesemakers. The prep time is a couple of minutes; the wow power is off the charts.

Fuel: Hardwood of your choice — enough for 10 minutes of smoking on a grill or 30 to 45 minutes in a smoker.

Gear: 1 cedar plank or other wood plank, such as hickory, oak, or alder, preferably 6 inches square, available at grill shops and most supermarkets. I’m partial to my Best of Barbecue brand, available at amazon.com. Note: You can also buy cedar boards at a lumberyard, but make sure they’re untreated.

Shop: My cheese of choice is French Camembert or a small (5- to 6-inch) Brie cheese.

What else: I like to smoke-roast the cheese at a high temperature (400°F), but you can also smoke it low and slow at 250°F.

Reprinted with permission from Project Smoke