Whole Baked Garlic with Bleu Cheese

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  • 1 large garlic bulb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 34 ounces (or more) of cheese (bleu, goat, and brie are all good choices)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove a few layers of the skin around the garlic bulb, leaving enough that the individual cloves still hold together.
  3. Cut in half, crosswise. Place each half of the garlic in the openings in a muffin tin, and drizzle cut surfaces with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake until garlic begins to brown, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove foil from pan and return to oven.
  6. Add cheese to an oven safe dish, and cook alongside garlic until cheese is almost melted and garlic is brown, about 10 minutes more.
  7. Scoop garlic from cloves and serve with bread and warm cheese.