This triple cream white mould was created in the 1930’s by Henri Androuët and named after the renowned 18th Century food writer, Brillat-Savarin who claimed ‘A meal without some cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye’. The cheese is mild in flavour when young but as it matures it will develop rich, complex flavours that meld beautifully together. The white velvety mould encases a soft and creamy interior. During maturation the rind may develop small patches of orange mould.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Burgundy, Gilly-Lès-Citeaux
Source of milk: Cow’s milk
Texture: Creamy, smooth and supple
Flavour: Buttery, creamy, milky
Aging time: Minimum 3 weeks
Serving suggestion: Brillat Savarin is the ideal cheese to feature on a board for soft cheese lovers. It will pair well with fresh breads, crackers and fresh fruits. This is a great cheese to try new pairings with.
Wine Pairing: Serve this creamy, full flavoured cheese with a glass of sparkling wine.
My favourite way of serving this is on fresh fruit bread after keeping out of the fridge for 15 or so mins on a warm day. This cheese is amazingly creamy with a mild smell but plenty of taste.