french-cheeses

Brie

Brie is the best known French cheese and has a nickname "The Queen of Cheeses". Brie is a soft cheese named after the French region Brie east of Paris, where it was originally created.

Brie is produced from the whole or semi-skimmed cow's milk. Rennet is added in to raw milk and heated to a temperature of 37°C to obtain the curd. The cheese is then cast into molds, several layers of cheese are filled into mold and then kept for around 18 hours. Afther this the cheese is salted and aged for a minimum four weeks.

Brie cheese is slightly pale in colour with a greyish tinge under a rind. Its flavour varies depending upon the ingredients added while producing the cheese.