Brie CheeseBrie Cheese – Creamy and smooth, this gourmet French cheese is a real crowd-pleaser that is just as much at home paired with some crackers or baguette, sliced on a sandwich, or served in a brie cheese fondue. An essential addition to any charcuterie plate and an excellent appetizer, be sure to browse through our entire selection below!
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A double cream cheese similar to Brie by Fromagerie Guilloteau.
A wonderful Brie-like creamy cheese with a bloomy rind decorated by aromatic fern leaves.
Camembert Rustique (pre-order)
From the milk of Normandy cows, coveted AOC-awarded Camembert has the characteristic mold-covered rind.
by Rodolphe Le Meunier
Each bloomy wheel offers a lush and buttery cheese within, perfect for everything from brunch to dessert!
About Our Brie
What is brie cheese? Brie is a soft and creamy cow's milk cheese that originated in France centuries ago – history takes this cheese as far back as the 8th century. It is named after the French region of Brie, where it was first produced and where French brie cheese is still produced today.
An amazingly popular cheese, brie cheese taste is described as mild and buttery, with a slightly nutty taste, and a smooth, velvety texture that is just a dream on the palate. The most standard description of brie cheese is creamy, velvety, and nutty. Different cheesemakers make their own versions of this specialty, and we carry a variety of brie cheese brands to cater to all our customers’ specific tastes. Keep in mind that this delicacy is rich and creamy, so brie cheese calories may be higher compared to some other types of cheese.
You’ll be hard pressed to find an appetizer board around the world today that doesn’t include this bloomy white disc! And warm brie cheese is just one of the most delicious things in the world – brie grilled cheese is one of our go-to lunches.
How is Brie Made
Brie is made from cow’s milk – although alternate milk versions exist, like goat brie cheese – and the production process involves curdling the milk with the addition of rennet, which causes the milk to coagulate and form curds. The curds are then cut, drained, and placed in molds to shape the cheese. Brie is typically aged for several weeks to develop its characteristic flavors and textures.
One of the distinctive features of this delicacy is its soft, bloomy rind, which forms naturally during the aging process of brie. Cheese develops a rind that is white and edible, adding a delicate mushroom-like flavor. As it ages, it becomes creamier and develops more pronounced flavors. The best brie cheese for each palate will vary – those who enjoy a milder flavor should go for a younger version.
How to Eat Brie Cheese
- Cheese Platter: Pair with fruits, nuts, and crusty bread, making it a popular choice for cheese platters.
- Baked: Place a wheel in a baking dish, add toppings like honey, nuts, or fruit preserves, and bake until it becomes gooey and melty. Serve with crusty bread.
- Charcuterie Boards: Pair with an assortment of cured meats, such as prosciutto, salami, or ham.
- Salad: Add slices of Brie to salads for a touch of creaminess and richness.
- Sandwiches: Use as a filling for gourmet sandwiches. Combine it with roasted vegetables, turkey, chicken, or smoked salmon for a luscious and indulgent sandwich experience.
- Tarts or Quiches: Incorporate into savory tarts or quiches for a luxurious and flavorful filling. It adds a creamy element to these dishes and pairs well with vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, or caramelized onions.
If presenting a wedge, be sure to cut alongside the length of the cheese rather than cutting off the tip. The center of the cheese is the most flavorful portion; by slicing along the side, everyone gets to taste the whole spectrum of flavor in your brie cheese.
Types of Brie Cheese & Brands
We are proud to source the best brie cheese brands from around the world. We have the classics from France, of course, but we also carefully select the best artisan cheesemakers from the USA, who make wonderful versions like truffle brie cheese, and other amazing versions of this French classic. You’ll find it at many price points – brie cheese prices will vary according to their origin.
At Gourmet Food Store, our selection is carefully curated to offer an extensive range of high-quality Brie varieties, including artisanal and specialty options at great prices. With our reliable overnight shipping, you can order the freshest fromages delivered right to your doorstep, ensuring their creamy texture and delicate flavor are preserved.
Our commitment to great customer service means you'll enjoy a seamless online shopping experience with us. We go beyond selling Brie cheese – we also have an amazing catalog of brie cheese recipes, tips and tricks to enhance your culinary experiences, and great resources.
Brie Cheese Questions And Answers
Q:Can You Eat the Brie Cheese Rind?
A:The short answer is yes! Slightly firmer in texture, the rind provides all the flavors at their most intense.
Q:How do you serve brie cheese?
A:Before you serve, take it out of the refrigerator approximately 30-60 minutes before you plan to enjoy it. This will allow it to come to room temperature, enhancing both its flavors and maximizing its creamy characteristics.
Q:What does Brie cheese taste like?
A:You’ll find a buttery smooth, slightly nutty flavor, with a unique blend of mushroom-like notes, and a simple but rich flavor profile.
Q:Where can I buy brie cheese?
A:Right here at Gourmet Food Store! Explore our selection and order online – we’ll ship it overnight to your doorstep.