04 Apr 2017
Brie De Meaux
Le Roi des Fromages! - King of the Cheeses!
In 1814 Brie de Meaux was awarded this prestigious title at the European Tournament at Congress of Vienna, and it is still very much deserved.
Named after the town of Meaux, this delicious earthy brie, with over 1200 years of history, is still traditionally artisan made in the French region of Brie, just 50km east of Paris.
This nine time winner of the coveted Madaille D'or is fabulous raw, soft unpasteurised cow's milk cheese, covered with a bloomy white rind. It has a rich taste underlined by sweet and buttery flavours of mushroom, truffle and almond.
Brie de Meaux is best when nearly half the straw coloured centre is ripe and soft.
We think it's best with a salty cracker and a glass of Champagne.