Pesto Brie Torta

torta2 I made this one ages ago and I am only just getting around to posting it. I took way to long as it is delicious and is such an elegant way to present for such minima effort. The only time consuming thing here is that the cheese once assembled needs to be refrigerated for several hours prior to serving. This can be served as an appetizer for a party or as a plate on a buffet table, either way it looks amazing and is guaranteed to not only having your guests compliment you on the taste but the wow of the presentation. The 8 ounce brie listed below is what you would serve for a dinner party as an appetizer. I served a large round brie for a large garden party we were having and it was a huge hit.


4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup pesto sauce, room temperature
8 ounces brie round, chilled
garnish with basil leaves


1. Combine cream cheese and pesto until well blended.

2. Using a sharp knife split brie wheel in half horizontally. Place one half cut side up on round serving plate. Spread with cream cheese mixture pressing down firmly. Top with second half cut side down. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least three hours.

3. To serve let torta come back to room temperature and garnish with basil leaves. Cut wedge to show layers.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Bon Appetit

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