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Brie

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Brie was crowned King of Cheese in 1815, or as it’s known in local circles, “Boss of the Baguette.”

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.

recipes featuring Brie

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

Similar Cheeses Camembert de Normandie, Coulommiers

Brie

Brie

  • 1 sheet frozen pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups cubed black forest ham
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas, thawed if frozen
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 large eggs, plus 1 egg, lightly beaten for brushing the piecrust
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Brie, sliced

 

Directions:

 

Brie

Ingredients:

  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese

Directions:

  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4

Brie

Ingredients:

(Dressing)

  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast

(Salad)

  • 1 bunch kale, sliced
  • 8 ounces Brie, sliced
  • 1 cup glazed pecans, chopped
  • 1 green apple, cored, sliced into thin wedges

(Chicken)

Brie

Ingredients:

  • 1 puff pastry
  • ½ bunch of chives
  • 300 g brie
  • 3 eggs
  • 30 cl of liquid cream
  • 15 cl of semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoons shelled walnuts
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Brie

Ingredients:

  • 400 g brie
  • 50 g of flour
  • 50 g bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cl of oil
  • 1 liter of oil for frying 
  • 1/2 bunch of chives
  • 2 cherry tomatoes

Tomato coulis

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 30 g of butter
  • 1 branch of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 bunch of chives
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

For the tomato coulis:

Brie

Ingredients:

  • 4 sheets of filo dough
  • 350 g fresh spinach
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 50 g of butter
  • 300 g brie
  • 1 handful of pine nuts

Directions: