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Brie | Malta

About Brie | Malta

Brie

Brie in Malta, is quite popular among those who love fine cheeses. It is a soft cheese, made from cow’s milk. It inherited it’s name from the part of France from which it originated. As a cheese, it is pale in color. It also is covered by a layer of white mold which is usually eaten. This mold varies in flavor and texture, according to which ingredients were used in it’s manufacturing.

Some Variations of Brie

  • Brie de Meaux
  • Brie de Meaux is a type of Brie which is not pasteurized. It is made in the town of Meaux, which is also in the Brie region in France. This cheese was enjoyed by both commoners and royalty alike. It was so well received that it was granted the protection of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (A.O.C) in 1980. A pasteurized version of this cheese is also exported to America.

  • Brie de Melun
  • This type of Brie is smaller in size than the above Brie de Meaux. Some consider it to have a stronger flavor and to be more pungent in smell. It is made by the use of milk which has not been pasteurized. Brie de Melun is also available in it’s “Old Brie” form. It was also granted the protection of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (A.O.C) in 1980.

  • French Non-AOC Brie
  • The following kinds of French Bries do not have the A.O.C certification:

    • Brie de Montereau
    • Île-de-France
    • Brie de Nangis
    • Île-de-France
    • Brie de Provins
    • Île-de-France
    • Brie noir
    • Île-de-France
    • Brie fermier
    • Île-de-France
    • Brie de Melun bleu
    • Brie petit moulé
    • Brie laitier
    • Coulommiers Île-de-France

    How Brie’s Made

    Rennet(a chemical) is added to raw milk and by heating it to a temperature of 37 Degrees Celsius, a curd is obtained. The cheese is put into a former, which is sometimes done using a traditional perforated ladle called a pelle à brie. The former is filled with a specific number of thin layers of cheese and is then drained for about 18 hours. The cheese is then removed from the former, salted and treated with cheese mold. After, it is aged in a cellar for a minimum period of 4 to 5 weeks. Brie may be obtained by this process, using either whole or semi-skimmed milk.

    If it is left to mature for a longer period of time (several months or even a year), the cheese will become stronger in both flavor and taste. The rind will become darker and crumbly and the inside will dry up more. This is called Brie Noir (or “black brie”). If brie is left to ripen for too long, it can start to develop an excessive amount of ammonia, which is harmful to one’s health. This is produced by the same micro-organisms required for the ripening process.

    Health Benefits When Eating Brie

    A typical 30 g serving of brie can contain 101 calories. It also has about 8.4 g of fat, of which 5.2 grams are saturated. Brie is also a good source of protein and a single serving of brie can contain 5 to 6 g. Brie also contains a good amount of vitamin B12 and vitamin B2.

    Brie In Food

    • Baked Brie with Caramelized Onions
    • Brie which is slowly baked in an oven, topped with caramelized onions.

    • Stuffed Brie
    • Thick Brie slices stuffed with dates and onions, served with baguettes or large crackers.

    • Cheese Platter
    • A variety of cheeses, one of which is Brie. It’s taste is quite particular and a treat to all those who enjoy fine cheese.

    Where to buy Brie in Malta

    You can buy Brie cheese in Malta at Park Towers Supermarkets in St Julian’s and St Venera, as well as many other fresh products, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, and anything else you may need. Park Towers Supermarkets stocks a wide variety of different brands and fresh foods, so there’s always something for everyone.

    Park Towers Supermarkets | St Venera | San Giljan Malta

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    Park Towers – St Venera
    Psaila Street,
    Santa Venera
    (+356) 21480807 / (+356) 27480807
    (+356) 21485559

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