The flavour has a wonderful aroma of woodland mushrooms and violets. This is a full and fruity raw milk cheese, traditionally made to artisan methods. A soft, unctuous texture and easy yet complex, nutty flavours make this cheese one of our customers’ favourites. Very pale yellow when ripe, with a white, bloomy rind, using between 21-25 litres of milk to produce a single Brie de Meaux which when finished weighs around 4kg. 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. With its AOC status, 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. A wonderful seasonally available addition to a luxury, gourmet cheeseboard.