You might have seen brie cheese on a menu, dish or in the store before and wondered what it tastes like. Sometimes trying a new thing isn’t the greatest idea in all setting, so hopefully you’ll get an idea if you like brie cheese from this article.
Brie cheese tastes similar to camembere, which is slightly bitter with a hint of mushrooms or nuts. The flavor is not very powerful compared to most other cheese like feta or gouda, although is has more taste than something like mozarella. Sometimes there is a slight hint of other vegetables. It has a creamy and slightly sticky texture which can be odd at first if you are not used to that kind of cheese.
Usually brie cheese is served plain alongside with fruits, nuts, and crackers. This will often be a part of a cheese platter. Other than that it works great on a sandwhich or as part of many oven dishes with cheese.
What is Brie Cheese?
Brie cheese is made from cow’s milk and has its origin in the former french region Brie. The cheese is typically sold with a rind that is eatable and actually contains a lot of the flavor. It has a naturally mild taste, so it is greatly affected by the ingredients used to make it.
It has also been expandend to other regions, such that “brie” is now also produced in the UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand among other countries. Although they are technically not brie cheese, they share the same characterisitca and is sold under the same name.
How To Store Brie Cheese
Brie cheese should be stored in a cold environment, for the best texture and taste along with having it last longer. Like a lot of cheese, it can last quite a while if it is refrigirated. Ideally it should be in a sealed container, but the most important part is keeping it cool. This way it can last several weeks in the fridge, although it is tastier in the beginning. If you accidently leave the cheese out, it shouldn’t be used more than a day.
How Do You Know If Brie Cheese Has Gone Bad
It can sometimes be a bit hard to tell if a cheese has gone bad. Some general principles apply to all food though; if it smells bad, you probably shouldn’t eat it. The same goes for brie cheese. In addition to any foul smells, you should look out for any pink or odd coloring on the cheese (most likely not on the rind). If you find any you should not use any part of the cheese, although it might just be a small part of the cheese that is visibly affected by the miscoloring.
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