When Charlemagne first tasted Brie he loved it so much he demanded two cartloads.
Called the King of Cheeses, Brie is one of the best-known cheeses of France. Its soft, creamy texture, mellow flavor and rich aroma make it a crowd-pleaser on bread and crackers or melted in an omelet. Try Brie with light, fruity red wines or crisp whites.
Origin Île-de-France, France
Production & Aging Aged at least 4 weeks
Appearance A pale, straw-colored paste and a thin rind of white mold
Taste & Texture Soft and creamy with full, mellow flavor and rich aroma
Wine Pairing Suggestions Beaujolais, Languedoc Syrah, Right-Bank Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc
Beer Pairing Suggestions Bière de Garde, Farmhouse Ale, Saison, Sour
Similar Cheeses Camembert de Normandie, Coulommiers