Brie de Meaux names come from the French town of Meaux. It is located 50 kilometers to the east of Paris. It is also said, Louis XVI last wish was a tasting of Brie cheese. In 1814, the European Tournament at Congress of Vienna, awarded Brie de Meaux the “Le Roi des Fromages” (The King of Cheeses) for its unarguable flavour and texture.
This is a raw, soft unpasteurised cow’s milk cheese covered with a bloomy rind. A result of inoculation with Penicillium Candidum molds. As the cheese ages, the rind develops red or brown patches. When nearly half of the straw coloured pate is ripe and soft, it indicates Brie de Meaux is ready for consumption.
Brie has a milk and rich taste underlined by sweet and buttery flavours of mushrooms or truffles and almonds. The cheese pairs perfectly with Champagne, a red Bordeaux or Bourgogne wine.