Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened Cheese
The Traditional Brie from Marin French Cheese Co. is an artisanal, all natural cheese, made from 100% Jersey milk. The Marin French Cheese Co. in Petaluma, California earned already many awards, of which a victory of the French in the 'World Cheese Awards' in London in 2005 may be the most remarkable. A Gold Award with their Triple Creme Brie and a Silver Award with this Traditional Brie. The latter also received a Bronze award in the 2010 World Cheese Awards. The Traditional Brie received a 3rd place at the 2012 American Cheese Society Competition.
The Rouge et Noir Brie, yellow in color with a buttery flavor and a robust but pleasant after taste, is hand-made and ripened naturally. During the ripening process the cheese continues to develop its flavor and becomes smoother and creamier during the aging.
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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