The Co-operative claims new Pancetta-topped Camembert is perfect for Boxing Day

Boxing Day fare

Boxing Day fare

New for 2013, The Co-operative is introducing a Pancetta-topped Camembert, which it claims will make a cracking centrepiece to any festive cheeseboard and a brilliant addition to the Boxing Day buffet.

Warmed in the oven, this full-fat cheese turns deliciously melty and oozy – and is perfect served as a starter, with chunks of warm bread and crunchy breadsticks to dip, the retailer says.

The smoked, diced Italian pork belly pancetta on top adds a salty, meaty element to the French classic, The Co-operative adds.

The Co-operative Christmas Camembert with Pancetta 290g is priced at just £3.00 and is available in selected stores nationwide from 27 November 2013. For further information on The Co-operative’s festive range of food and drink, shoppers can visit