Sweet Dreams are Made of Brie
What’s My Name? Brie d’Isigny ( dee-seen-yee )
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a young, pasteurized cow’s milk cheese with a rich, creamy paste and a soft bloomy rind.
Where Am I From? The Isigny region of Normandy, in France.
Three Words That Describe Me: friendly, lush, and sensual.
Fun Fact: I have a bunch of cousins, including Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun. We all share the same first name but our last name comes from the part of France where we’re made.
What Do I Smell Like? Yeasty, like a freshly poured Belgian beer. There’s something a little earthy about me, too/
What Do I Feel Like? Unctuous, like a toasted marshmallow.
What Do I Taste Like? Like a good French butter, with a hint of mushrooms near my rind.
Favorite Foods: My mellow paste yearns for jam or honey and a crusty baguette. I’m not afraid to show my savory side either. I’m scrumptious melted onto a burger with sautéed mushrooms.
Favorite Beverages: I’m a sucker for anything bubbly – try me with Normandy cider or a yeasty Belgian ale. Better yet, treat me to a bottle of Champagne 🍾 I’m also a sucker for un-oaked chardonnay, juicy red wine, or a citrusy cocktail.
Where to Find Me: I’m pretty easy to find at Whole Foods and Mariano’s. Ask your local monger or specialty food’s store about other bries, and give my cousins some love too!
What I’ll cost ya: about $9-12 per pound, depending on where you find me.
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Special thanks to Isigny Ste Mère for sending over a sample of me to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!