Brie de Meaux
Our Cheese of the Month this January is Brie de Meaux. Brie de Meaux, named after the town of Meaux, is a French cheese produced in the region of Brie, located 50km to the east of Paris. The cheese was given AOC status in 1980 and production territory is limited to Seine-et-Marne, Loiret, Mease, Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne and the Yonne.
Brie de Meaux is a raw, soft, unpasteurised cow’s milk cheese covered with a bloomy rind. As the cheese ages, the rind develops brown patches. When nearly half of the straw coloured cheese inside it ripe and soft it indicates the Brie is ready for consumption. This Brie has a rich taste underlined by sweet and buttery flavours of mushroom or truffles and almonds.
Try with Champagne, a red Bordeaux or Bourgogone (Burgundy).
Click here for our serving suggestion created by our Chef Rayner Muller; Brioche with Oven Baked Brie.