Crave Brothers Les Frères Bake

By: Beth Crave

  • 1  ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1cup dry red wine
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Crave Brothers Farmsttead Classics-Les Frères wheel (about 2-3 pounds)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette, cut into ¼ inch thick slices


Place porcini mushrooms and wine in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat; remove from heat. Let soak until soft, about 20 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer porcini mushrooms to work surface and coarsely chop.

Melt butter in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crimini and shiitake mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 8-10 minutes. Add shallot and stir until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chopped porcini mushrooms and wine. Boil until almost dry, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Remove Les Frères from paper, using a sharp knife, cut top rind from Les Frères; discard. Place Les Frères on an oven safe plate that has a fluted edge. Mound mushroom mixture on top of Les Frères.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake until cheese begins to melt and mushrooms are warmed through, about 10-15 minutes. Serve with baguette slices.

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