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Is this the most extravagant picnic dish? Events ‘queen’ swears by a decadent cheese to...

Is this the most extravagant picnic dish? Events ‘queen’ swears by a decadent cheese to entertain guests – but you won’t believe the price tag

An entertaining extraordinaire shares how to make a show stopping picnic dish
Chyka Keebaugh bakes 2kg of Fromager d’Affinois cheese with lemon and thyme
The dish is perfect for picnics and can be paired with fruit, breads and crackers
‘It only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook but looks amazing,’ Chyka said

By Amelia Roach For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:04 GMT, 7 February 2022 | Updated: 05:04 GMT, 7 February 2022

An entertaining extraordinaire has shared how to make a show stopping picnic dish that is deliciously decadent in every bite – but it doesn’t come cheap. 

Chyka Keebaugh, an events queen from The Real Housewives of Melbourne, says her baked Fromager d’Affinois cheese with lemon and thyme is a family favourite.  
‘It only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook but looks amazing when you serve an entire wheel of gooey, gorgeous cheese at your picnic,’ Chyka said.  

An entertaining extraordinaire has shared how to make a show stopping picnic dish with baked Fromager d’Affinois cheese with lemon and thyme that is deliciously decadent in every bite

To make the dish she sets her oven to 200 degrees Celsius and places a two kilogram wheel of Fromager d’Affinois Excellence triple cream cheese onto a tray lined with baking paper. 

The secret to the dish is behind the quality of the cheese, which commonly retails for $120, however Chyka insists that its delicious flavour is well worth the expense.  
Once the cheese is on the lined tray she covers it with the zest of one lemon, a quarter cup of fresh thyme and one tablespoon of olive oil. 

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Chyka Keebaugh [pictured] covers wheel of Fromager d’Affinois Excellence triple cream cheese in lemon zest, fresh thyme and places into the oven to cook for 10 minutes

Chyka bakes the cheese for 10 minutes in the oven and when ready lifts it with the baking paper into an insulated container to take along to her picnic. 

To serve it up she adds fresh thyme and lemon wedges to the top, with flatbread or crackers surrounding the base.  
The cheese will not only smell amazing, but look amazing as well and can be served alongside breads, meats, vegetables and dips. 

As many Australians are still hesitant to dine out Chyka says to embrace picnics and to turn them into a lavish affairs where drinks flow and music plays

‘You don’t have to be too tricky or have too many things, it’s about layering things on beautiful boards and having enough that looks generous and inviting,’ Chyka suggests.

As many Australians are still hesitant to dine out, Chyka says to embrace picnics and to turn them into lavish affairs where drinks flow and music plays. 
The reality tv star’s picnic perfect dish is sure to leave friends and family in awe and have them coming back for more.

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