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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The Marin French Cheese company knows how to make a Triple Creme Brie, in 2005 and 2010 the received a Gold Award for the 'Best Pasteurized Brie' in the World Cheese Awards in the UK, beating the French and that is something to remember. Winning awards is something the California Rouge et Noir brand does on a regular basis, like a 2nd place in the American Cheese Society Competition in 2012.
The Triple Creme Brie can be described as delicious, slightly sweet with and definitely creamy texture. It goes without saying that this creamy cheese does well with delicate fruits such as strawberries and would create a fine ending of a good meal. read more...