How to Eat Brie Cheese: Tips and Pairings

how to use brie cheese

Brie is one of the most renowned French cheeses in the world. There are two types of Brie that can be distinguished by milk and texture: brie made with goat’s milk is softer and creamier than brie made with cow's milk; furthermore, the first one has a salty and floral flavor whereas the other has hints of mushrooms and cream.

However, both are known for their intense and delicious flavors that combine perfectly with many types of fruit and jam.

Brie is ideal as is for appetizers but can be used also to make fantastic recipes: one of the most incredible ways to use brie cheese is baked. And did you know that you can even use it in cheesecakes?

Are you wondering how to serve brie? Below, we propose you some simple pairings and recipes to enjoy this fantastic cheese.

Brie cheese with fruits and jam: delicious combinations

 

First of all Brie cheese can be eaten as is at the end of the meals or simply accompanied with crackers and bread for a quick snack. Instead, if you want to exalt its flavor, mix brie with some fruits and you will make a simple and wonderful appetizer. It is very easy to understand how to serve brie on a cheese platter together with fruit: you must choose fruits with intense and slightly acid flavor like cherries, blueberries, mixed berries, apricot, fig; you can also choose exotic fruit like avocado, or juicer fruits like pears or watermelon.

Finally, to make a brie and fruits appetizer you can also choose a classic pairing using apple slices.

If you want serve a particular brie and fruits recipe you can mix this cheese with caramelized plums: put plums in a nonstick pan with water and sugar until them will be caramelized; spread Brie on toasted bread and add plums.

Another fantastic combination is brie with fruits preserves: also in this case you must use strong flavor choosing for example, raspberries, plum, peache, apricot, mixed berries and fig jam.

You can also serve warm brie with jam: take cheese for few minutes in oven and eat with jam that you prefer.

Brie cheeese and fruits

Baked Brie Recipes

 

With its creamy and soft texture, it is perfect to be cooked. baked brie with fruit is a simple recipe that will amaze your guests.

Cut the Brie horizontally, and fill it in with the fruit or jam that you prefer: wrap it into a sheet of puff pastry and brush with a beaten egg: bake it and enjoy this yummy recipe. A classic and delicious mix is baked brie with jam and nuts.

Or make a savory quiche with Brie and figs. It's easy! Make a shortcrust pastry, roll it out and make some holes with a fork. Put some slices of Brie and figs on it, season with salt and oil and bake it for half an hour.

 

Baked brie cheese and fruits

 

Brie cheese and wine pairing

 

Now that we know how to serve Brie, there is a last important thing to know: what wine goes with brie? A creamy cheese like this must be served with soft and fruity red wines or spiced white wines. Red wines that could be perfect are Sangiovese di Romagna, Dolcetto di Monferrato or also a Pinot Noir. Among white wines you can choose Reisling, Marsanne or Viognier.

And if you want taste this cheese with a beer you must prefer fruity beers like a Kriek or highly carbonate beers like a Pilsener.

brie and wine pairing

 
Images

Brie and berries by Quinn Dombrowski | Baked brie cheese with fruits imagine by Pier-Luc Bergeron CC BY-SA 2.0