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Brie De Meaux - 50%

from France by Rouzaire
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (4.50) 2 ratingsView all reviews
6.5 lbs chilled $23.63 $153.60
2 x 6.5 lbs chilled $21.28 $276.64

Brie De Meaux - 50%

In 1814, this was elected as the “King of Cheeses” in France. From Ile-de-France, this creamy cheese is made of cow's milk. Its outstanding taste includes hazelnut, herb and a fruity flavor that is irresistible. Brie de Meaux has the AOC approval as an elite cheese. Brie de Meaux is arguably the most popular out of France's 400+ cheeses. This first class cheese matures for 2 months before it is ready for sale.
Ingredients: Cow's milk, salt, starters, animal rennet.
Storage: refrigerated
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.

Product Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars rating(4.50)2 ratings Log in to rate this item.
4 out of 5 stars ratingOct 09, 2019

This is NOT "Brie de Meaux." It cannot labeled Brie under French law, because it is pasteurized. This cheese comes in two versions: This one is actually "Fromage de Meaux" (and so labeled on the box and the wrapper) which is the pasteurized version of the traditional Brie de Meaux. Both are nice cheeses, but the Brie de Meaux has a stronger flavor than the Fromage, by virtue of the fact that by US law it cannot be imported unless is has been aged (as I recall) for at least three months. (Note: It is not true that unpasteurized cheese cannot be imported into the US!) The bottom line is this: Yes, you can get away with calling it Brie in the US, but you cannot get away with that subterfuge in France. A nice cheese, yes, and the Brie version is worth five stars. As the cheaper, less flavorful pasteurized version, this Fromage de Meaux is necessarily less deserving, so I give it four stars. Incidentally, I thought I was buying Brie de Meaux when I placed my order. While I (and my friends) enjoyed it, I was sorely disappointed. I have had real Brie de Meaux on numerous occasions, and there is no mistaking the difference. UPDATE: My rating still stands. It's a nice Fromage de Meaux, but it is NOT Brie. Why don't you simply be honest about it? It's a nice cheese at a fair (but certainly not great, considering that you're selling it in wholesale quantities) price, so I doubt you would lose any sales, and would points with genuine conneisseurs of fine French cheese--like me.

DC from Ann Arbor, MI
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5 out of 5 stars ratingMar 09, 2019

Eaten ripe and at room temperature, this cheese is incredible. It is nutty, buttery, soft, and simply has more taste than any pasteurized brie I know. Properly wrapped in plastic, it will keep for many weeks in the refrigerator.

John from Pinehurst, NC
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Product Questions And Answers

Q: What is the diameter of the cheese wheel?
A: The wheel diameter is approximately 14 to 15 in.

Q: How does it ship? How do you keep it cold in transit? How long can you keep it in the fridge and in what kind of container
A: The cheese is shipped out Overnight, with ice/gel packs. The cheese should be kept refrigerated, wrapped in cheese paper (wax paper), in its original container. The shelf life of the cheese is 2-4 weeks, depending on how it is stored.

Q: Do you sell quantities smaller then 6.5 LBS
A: The product sizes listed on the website are the only sizes available for purchase.

*Product Pricing and Weight Specifications

This product is priced by the lb. shipped, and you will be charged based on the actual weight of the item shipped, by the price per lb for the product. The total price your shopping cart shows is an estimated charge. You will not be charged until the product ships, based on the weight that is shipped. The chart below shows estimated weight ranges and actual prices per lb. for this item.

2103001 6.5 lbs 5.70 lbs. - 7.00 lbs. $23.63
2103002 2 x 6.5 lbs 11.40 lbs. - 14.00 lbs. $21.28


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