And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in hunger
into the land of the S’moresanites, Cranberryites,
Stiltonites, Cheddarites, MontereyJackanites and Gorgonzolaites–
a land flowing with brie and chocolate.
Cheese of Stringomon 3:17
I don’t know who decides when a day is going to become a National Such-and-such Day, but whoever it is has decided that today, August 10, is National S’mores Day. And, oh my cheese, would you look at that! There’s a recipe for a cheese s’more – granted, it’s more like a hot cheese-and-cracker, or a fancy version of when your mom made you bite-size pizzas on Ritz crackers, but the fact of the matter is that the website calls is a Cheese S’more and it’s National S’mores Day.
You can go all in with a S’mores Cheesecake, if you want to make that. Or skip the hard part and just buy it at the grocery store. Personally, I like the sound of this S’mores Cheeseball.
If you really want to stay true to your grilled cheese self on this high holy day, you can hit up Cheeseboy for their Dessert Grilled Cheese. Which I’ve seen pictures of at the stands, but have yet to actually try. And I’m not entirely sure it’s got cheese on it, either, so I may just be steering you to a s’more cooked on a sandwich press. Well, you know what they say: … no, I got nothing for that.
In honor of National S’mores Day, I did try something a little blasphemous (it’s what we do here) and I created a s’more using brie in place of the marshmallow – so it uses cheese but it’s still sweet, which I think is important. (Sorry, savory mozzarella-and-WheatThins recipe.) Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments!
Brie & Cranberry S’mores
What you need:
- Chocolate (I used your standard, mostly sugar, little actual chocolate, chocolate bar)
- Dried Cranberries
- Honey grahams
- An oven, grill, open flame, or any of these superheroes with the ability to control fire.
What you do:
- I live in a condo where we’re not allowed to build fire pits. I am also lacking a grill, which I could see being wicked helpful in this instance. Instead, I pre-heated my oven to 350.
- I cut out squares of tin foil. Then I made the s’mores: bottom cracker, brie, cranberries, chocolate, top cracker. Then I wrapped it up, because that’s what you do when you respect a lady.
- I heated them up for about 4 minutes.
- Then I ate the heck out of them. Some people claim love is a made up thing. I say, they’ve just never had a s’more made with a brie-mallow.
The creamy Brie really works well with sweet chocolate and sweet-but-slightly-sour cranberries. I think orange marmalade, honey, or cherries might be fun things to play around with as well.
This is definitely not the campfire-charred marshmallow s’more you made when you were six, but I bet you’ll be asking for s’more after you try one. Happy National S’mores Day!
Go in cheese.