Brie cheese comes from the department of Seine-et-Marne region of France formerly known as Brie. It is pale in color, often found with a white rind, and it may have a slight greyish tinge underneath the rind. It may have a hint of ammonia. Aged Brie will have a stronger flavor and the rind will become crumbly.
There are many ways to enjoy this tasty French cheese. Below are some ideas on how to enjoy it.
- Remove Brie cheese from the refrigerator to let warm up to room temperature before serving.
- Slice Brie into serving size pieces.
- Serve on small plates with a small fork for elegant eating.
- Serve with a bland cracker or slice of plain bread to allow the cheese flavors to come through.
- Serve with a nice glass of red wine or a sparkling wine such as Champagne to help cut the fatty taste.
- Serve with fresh fruit such as apples, grapes or pears.
- You can make Brie en Croute which is a small wheel of Brie covered with puff pastry, brushed with an egg wash, and baked until the pastry is golden. Let stand a few minutes before serving.
- Younger Brie is softer and melty in texture. Older Brie is crumblier and has a stronger flavor.
- Serve small amounts of Brie as an appetizer. Serve Brie as an appetizer when planning a lighter meal. Brie is very rich tasting and filling.
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