Brie is a soft cow’s milk cheese manufactured in France. Originally, it was made in and named after the French region of Brie, which is common day Seine-et-Marne. Today, Brie is made all over the world with a variety of different recipes; some using different kinds of milk, or the additions of herbs and spices. Although France still holds Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun to be the only true Brie in production today.
Brie de Meaux is an ancient cheese, made in a small region of France just East of Paris. Towards the beginning of its long history, Brie De Meaux was awarded the title of ‘King of Cheeses’ in 1814.
Brie De Meaux is the most widely known variety of brie and the most alluring reputation. It’s sweet and hazlenutty flavors are deep and complex, more impressive than most. Brie and Champagne are a match made in heaven but if you’d prefer a wine, a red Boudreaux is an excellent suggestion.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.