Brie cheese AOC (Appellation d'Origine contrôlée) is a semi-fat cow French soft cheese hailing from the current department of Seine-et-Marne and it takes its name from the homonymous territory east of Paris.
It looks like a small flat cake, has a characteristic whtie bloomy rind, a creamy paste with hints of nuts and mushrooms.
The method of production is very similar to that of Camembert, even if the maturation period is longer. In fact, the total production time is 8 weeks, twice as Camembert.
Once seasoned, the Brie paste takes on a light yellow color and a smooth, elastic and tender texture. Outside it is covered by a thin layer of white edible mold, formed upon treatment with special molds of the genus Penicillium and in particular of the genus camemberti, specially selected for the dairy industry and used for the manufacture of Brie.
Brie is a very eclectic prodcut that never fails in a platter of French cheeses. So, what to eat with Brie? A classic Brie appetizer in Italy is made by wrapping the cheeses in slices of Speck. This cheese melts well and for this reason it is perfect for preparing sauces and soups or in the oven. Try baked brie with jam and fruit and you will be addicted!
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