Newest Review: ... It is kind of soft, but not fluffy like cream cheese more set and jelly like. Brie has a creamy texture and feels very indulgent to eat... more
Member Name: ktbainbridge
Advantages: Creamy and thick.
Disadvantages: High calorie and a little expensive.
When I was little I thought only grown ups ate brie. Maybe my parents just didn't want to indulge me as it can be a little expensive! Or maybe it is one of those tastes which you acquire as you get older, either way, Brie is a very nice cheese.
Brie comes in rounds, round circles with you get a wedge cut out of. You can buy it pre-packed, or pay per weigh on a deli counter. It comes in many supermarkets and grocery stores, so is quite easy to find. The cheese itself is covered in a white outer layer, almost like a thick skin. It doesn't look like you can eat it, but you can, or so I am told. Underneath lays a yellow section of the actual cheese, a couple of centimetres thick. It has a funny texture. It is kind of soft, but not fluffy like cream cheese more set and jelly like.
Brie has a creamy texture and feels very indulgent to eat. It is higher in calorie count than standard mild cheddar, gram for gram. It is very mild, not strong or over powering, and you can also tell this in it's scent, which is very very subtle.
Brie is lovely on crackers, or in sandwiches with cranberry.
Buy this as a treat, but not one to keep in the fridge at all times.
Summary: Indulgent, treat cheese.