Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Soft-Ripened cheeses. Soft-ripened cheeses (also called surface-ripened or bloomy cheeses) are ripened from the outside in; they are soft and often runny at room temperature. The most common soft-ripened cheeses have a white, bloomy rind that is sometimes flecked with red or brown. The rind is edible and is produced by spraying the surface of the cheese with a special mold, called penicillium candidum, before the brief aging period. Soft-ripened cheeses can be made with raw or pasteurized milk, but the ones made with pasteurized milk cannot be imported into the US due to the USDA required 60 days maturation time. Cheeses in the soft-ripened category include brie, camembert styles, and the triple crèmes. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened Cheese
A Brie made of pasteurized milk is an imitation of or an alternative to the famous Brie de Meaux. The Bries from La Bonne Vie are made in the USA and are very popular. The soft-ripened bloomy cheese has a soft texture and is full of flavors but is less dominant and pungent than real deal, the Brie de Meaux.
For those of you who don't like to eat cheeses of raw milk and prefer a dessert with a slightly weaker presence, this Brie is a good choice. Excellent when baked with toppings such as apples and pecans or with olives and sundried tomatoes, also a great cheese for eating plain on crackers or with honey
A wheel of Brie of 2 pounds makes a nice center piece on your cheese board. read more...