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Cheese: Brie


Posted: June 26, 2000

Brie

Cheese: Brie
Region: Northwestern France
Milk: Cow

Brie de Maux claimed its title as "king of cheeses" at the Treaty of Vienna after the Battle of Waterloo and is now one of the most imitated cheeses in the world. It is normally characterized with a soft, bloomy rind and a creamy, straw colored interior. Flavors of nuts and garlic accompany an aroma of mushrooms. The paste should not run but rather bulge.

Wine: Chardonnay; German dessert wines; Big red Bordeaux, or Burgundy; Rhône reds

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