Camembert Cheeese & Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bite

January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.

Fillo dough (also spelled phyllo) is characterized by its paper-thin (or thinner!) sheets that bake to a crispy, flaky, multi-layered finish.  Because fillo has a relatively neutral flavor, it can be filled with a variety of ingredients, from sweet to tart, savory to salty.  Trader Joe's Camembert Cheeese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites take the tart-savory-sweet route, to delicious results.

In the past, we sold similar hors d'oeuvres filled with raspberry and Brie.  This time around, we went after a more distinctive flavor profile, and found it in the combination of Camembert and cranberries.  Camembert is sharper, more pungent, and tangier than its soft-ripened cousin, Brie, so it brings an ample bite to every… bite.  (Signified by the extra “e” in “Cheeese”!)  Pairing the Camembert with naturally tart cranberries is an inspired coupling, if we do say so ourselves, and a hint of sweetness neatly ties the cheese and berry flavors together.

Serve Camembert Cheeese and Cranberry Sauce Fillo Bites at a cocktail party, as appetizers leading into a holiday meal, or as a mid-afternoon, after-school snack.  We're selling each 5.5 ounce box of eight pieces for $3.99.  You'll find them in our freezers.

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