Brie de Meaux AOC is a full and fruity raw milk cheese, traditionally made to artisan methods. A soft, unctuous texture with easy yet complex, nutty flavours (which pair well with honey and chutneys alike) makes this cheese one of our customers’ favourites. The cheeses have a very pale yellow centre when ripe, which becomes gooey and more flavoursome with maturity.
Between 21-25 litres of milk are used to produce a single Brie de Meaux AOC which, when finished, weighs around 3kg. The cheeses are dry salted and allowed to mature or “Affinage” on reed mats, in cool (but not cold) conditions, with the greatest care being taken to ensure that the fragile cheeses are brought up to peak condition.
Granted AOC status in 1980, Brie de Meaux can only come from a tightly defined area in the Ile-de-France near Paris, a region that has maintained its rural traditions and hand-crafted production.
Please note all cheeses are hand cut, therefore the weights listed are approximate. We work very hard to cut them as accurately as they can!