Brie

This classic Soft cheese usually disappears rapidly from a cheese platter. The velvety texture makes it easy to spread or melt, and the buttery taste allows it to mix well with other ingredients.

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About Brie

This classic Soft cheese usually disappears rapidly from a cheese platter. The velvety texture makes it easy to spread or melt, and the buttery taste allows it to mix well with other ingredients. To appreciate Brie at its best, bring to room temperature 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving, so that the interior is creamy and just about to become runny.

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Young Brie cheeses will keep in the refrigerator for about 1 month. If the cheese is ripe and kept under good conditions, it will last for about 2 weeks.
Brie cheeses are at their best when they emit an aroma of mushrooms and the rind gives when pressed slightly under your finger. A very strong smell or an ammonia-like odour is a sign that the cheese is overripe.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
To preserve cheese freshness, use the original wrapping or rewrap in plastic wrap to provide the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.

Freezing

Freezing is not recommended for Soft cheeses.

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