There’s no denying that I love cheese. When it comes to cheese, I don’t discriminate. I’m a little bit more picky when it comes to movies, however. If the plot of the movie heavily revolves around food, count me in. So when the fine folks at Castello approached me and offered up the chance to go see the movie Burnt, starring Bradly Cooper, on opening night, I jumped at the opportunity. Burnt is about a rebel chef, played by Bradley Cooper, who lost everything – his restaurant, his dignity, and the respect of his peers, all due to drug-use. The movie follows him on his road to revive his career, all the while striving to earn three Michelin stars.
Castello cheese makes an appearance in the movie, and to celebrate, I made these delicious hand pies, filled with bbq chicken, and Castello blue cheese. The filling is remarkably easy; I went and bought a pre-roasted chicken at the grocery store, as well as store bought bbq sauce to help cut some corners. I highly recommend you use a smokey bbq sauce instead of something too sweet. A bolder, smokier sauce compliments the blue cheese far better than something on the sweet side.
I wrapped these little parcels in phyllo, because I love the flaky, crunchy layers it offers. And don’t be intimidated by the phyllo, it’s actually quite easy to work with. Let it thaw in the fridge, and when ready to use, be sure you keep it covered, as it dries out quickly. Plus, using phyllo really elevates simple, modest ingredients, and turns them into an impressive dish.
I’m also pleased to offer a super sweet giveaway courtesy of Castello Cheese and the movie Burnt. We are offering you the chance to win 2 movie passes to see the movie Burnt, which includes a regular popcorn and two soft drinks, as well as $20 in Castello cheese vouchers, Castello brie cheese, a bottle of olive oil and Castello recipe cards featuring recipes inspired by the movie.
Be sure to enter the giveaway above, and tell me your favourite way to use Castello cheese by commenting below.
The giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, and the winner will be required to answer a skill testing question. No purchase necessary. The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of the contesting closing. If the winner does not respond back within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 3/4 cup smokey bbq sauce
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 tbsp finely chopped green onion
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil
- 6-8 sheets of phyllo thawed
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine shredded chicken, bbq sauce, celery, green onion, mayo, and blue cheese, and mix until well combined. Set aside.
- Lay one sheet of phyllo on your work surface. Lightly brush the entire surface with olive oil Gently place a second phyllo sheet on top of the first sheet. Lightly oil the second sheet.
- Cut the Phyllo into 4 equal strips (see diagram below).
- Place about 1 tbsp of the filling at the bottom of one strip. Fold one corner of phyllo diagonally across to the opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue to fold the triangle onto itself.
- Lightly brush the triangle with oil and place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Repeat layering the phyllo dough until all the filling has been used.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the hand pies is golden brown.
- Allow the hand pies to cool slightly. Serve warm, but they are still great if they come to room temperatures.
Nutritional calculation was provided by WP Recipe Maker and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator
This post is sponsored by Castello Cheese and the movie Burnt. I was provided movie tickets, and cheese vouchers in exchange for this post.
Looks yummy! I love bleu cheese in homemade bleu cheese sauce and dunking buffalo wings in it!
Blue cheese and Buffalo is such a classic, satisfying combination. You best be inviting me over next time you whip some up!!
We love cheese around here. We put cheese on everything. But I’m happy to just eat as is 🙂 Especially brie…and boursin….and mozzarella….
You and I both, Fareen! The more cheese, the better!
I would use the Castello Brie to make some walnut and brie tarts! It’s a new favorite recipe of mine.
Yum, brie and walnuts are such a great combo!
I have a fantastic baked brie recipe with cranberries and Amaretto.
Brie AND Amaretto! Why didn’t I think of that 😉
I’ve always wanted to make one of those decadent phyllo dough wrapped brie appetizers with fruit compote and walnuts. NOMS!
Brie and fruit work SO well together!
Yumm! I could put cheese in everything, my love affair with it runs deep 😉 I would love to try the Castello brie in a recipe I recently spotted, also wrapping it in phyllo and stuffing it with a mixture of apples, pecans and a bit of maple syrup.
Love the way you’re thinking, Tamara!
I would likely eat the Castello cheese as is. After a meal, maybe with some crackers or fruit. Thank you for your post – I may try your recipe. I haven’t worked with phyllo a lot, but it’s supposed to be easy to work with and I appreciate the diagram you gave in the recipe. 🙂
Phyllo seems to have a reputation for being daunting, however I find it quite easy to work with. Once you have two pieces layered together, it’s much easier to handle.
These BBQ CHICKEN & BLUE CHEESE HAND PIES look devine & sure taste even better.
Have never worked with phyllo dough but am always willing to try it out.
We are a household that LOVES our cheeses, we try and incorporate different kinds in our meals or snack.
To be honest I have never tried Castello Brie cheese but would so LOVE to and then try in a few recipes.
Thanks for an aweseome giveaway
I am sooooooooo excited to see that movie!!! I LOVE food-centered movies 🙂
I would use the Castello on a pizza … likely with pear and prosciutto.
I would use the Castello Brie! I love how many different types of cheese there are.
Sometimes cheese is good just as it is with crackers.
My favourite way to eat Castello cheese is with crackers.
I just bough filo pastry and want to make this recipe
Blue cheese dip is great!
I have made these. So good. Except I used mozza cheese instead of blue cheese.
I haven’t used Castello yet, but if I did it would go on my ho made pizza
I would use it in a hot cheese dip.
Mmm, I use Castello Brie to make a killer chicken, fig and Brie sandwich. Also a big fan of blue cheese crumbled on my salad.
i love eating it on crackers, but also love putting a little in homemade sausage rolls
Blue cheese is my fav …these sound so good !!
Mrs. M.P. Greenwood
My fav. way to use Castello cheese is to do a Baked Brie with crackers. It’s my fav appetizer. Yum.
I usually eat my cheese right out of the package.
my fave way is as part of a charcuterie board.
we love any cheese with crackers, pickles
sounds delicious cant wait to make. I love castello blue cheese
I love making French onion soup. Have made it with red onions recently.
Castello Brie on crackers topped with roasted red pepper jelly. I could eat this every day!
I like to use Castello blue cheese on my salads or in my dips, and sometimes in my grilled cheese sandwiches with cheddar. That said, those hand pies look amazing and I may have to expand my repertoire.
I love all the Castello cheeses, especially the blue cheese! I like eating it with tart apples this time of year. It makes a super easy and fast dessert.
Eating it by itself!!!! The best!
My favourite way to use Castello Cheese is on a Castello Bleu Burger.
We add it to mashed potatoes, makes them divine!
I’d love to use their brie cheese as an appetizer. It is so tasty baked in the oven with fruit preserves and served with soft crusty bread!!
I love nothing better than a Castello baked brie because you can enjoy it plain or with a wide variety of toppings.
wine and Castello cheese and fresh crusty bread, dinner on date night!
My favourite way to use Castello Cheese is in a hot dip recipe. We also love to eat cheese with crackers. My grandson and my hubby love eating Castello cheese this way.
Blue Cheese is a staple with wings in our house! I add about 1/2 cup to my buffalo chicken dip, it is our go to app to bring to outings!
Now that the holiday season is upon us there are endless possibilities with cheese & Castello cheese will fit right in. From adding to mashed potatoes, to a special topping in salads, to a nice spread on baked salmon. So going to try a few different recipes…thanks for the aweseome chance to win
Like pairing it with crackers, fruit and wine
I like it sprinkled on spaghetti.
I love to use Castello Burger Blue on burgers! Delicious!
I like a good cheese tray with pickles and olives.
Brie cheese would be wonderful in a variety of recipes like Pork Tenderloin with brie and prune filling or pancakes with brie and blueberries. Would love to experiment with brie in a number of recipes. Now that the holiday season is approaching brie cheese would come in handy for a buffet style dinner to try in different recipes…
Thanks for the chance ♥
Steak with Castello Blue Cheese butter is so delicious! Yum!!
I love to grill Castello Brie with Vine Tomato and fresh Basil or simply melt it on Crusty bread mmmm
In my lasagna
i like to use in on my cheese platter during get togethers
Like to set out different Castello cheeses on a cheese platter with baguettes, crusty bread, crisp toasts, olive oil, fruit, veggies, different kinds of meats and let my guests enjoy
I like to use it in salads