Bring your wild cheese wheel to life with edible flowers

I was asked to bring an appetizer to a garden party and found myself in a bind. I didn’t want to bring any food that needed heating, or didn’t hold up on the buffet table.

The herb garden solved the problem. I was pruning basil and miniature rose bushes when the eureka moment flew by. Wild cheese glazed with edible flowers. There were a lot of foods to choose from, so I chose a variety of flowers and herbs.

The cheese turns out to be beautiful with various flavors of herbs and flowers enhancing its light flavour.

Now looking at the cheese, you might think it’s hard to make. not like that. Some edible flowers and/or herbs and a gelatin glaze brush are the only other items you need.

If not with brie, try Camembert, which is similar to brie but with a more rustic taste and texture. A Mexican plate would also work. How about a nice wedge of white cheddar cheese? In other words, use your imagination. Just any cheese that can be shredded will work.

wild glazed with flowers

Wild glazed with flowers.

Gelatin was plenty for a 6 inch wheel of Brie. You can double the gelatin ingredients for a big wheel.


A wheel or piece of wild cheese or other cheese slices

1-1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup white wine or water

Edible flower petals and herbs (see list below)


Place edible flowers and herbs on a plate in a single layer. Sit aside.

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