Brie is a soft, creamy off-white or yellow cheese with an edible soft rind. It is one of several soft-ripened kinds of cheese that is made from cow's milk and is usually sold in small rounds. The cheese goes well with crackers, sandwiches and salads.
The white, soft rind is a mold growth, a form of penicillin candidum, to be exact. The rind, alone, in some circles, is considered a delicacy. Sweet and pillowy soft, it complements the cheese well. Some consider discarding the rind as a form of blasphemy. In fact, it is this rind that is giving the cheese all the special goodness. Our Brie has 55% fat in dry matter and is still firm when we sell it after 2 weeks aging. The cheese can be further aged up to 4 weeks with 2 to 4 degree, become more and more creamy and strong in taste.