Soft Cheese

Cheeses such as Camembert. Generally, they ripened from their rinds leading to a breakdown of the interior, giving a sumptuous, creamy consistency.
111 - Brie de Melun whole

Brie de Melun whole

Named after a historical market town, this Brie is slightly stronger and saltier than the larger Brie de Meaux

Brie de Melun is said to be the ancestor of all Bries, and is cousin to the more famous Brie de Meaux. It is thought to be approximately 1000 years old. Brie de Melun originated, and is named after a historic market town in the region of northern France known as Seine-et-Marne where the cows graze in the Valleys.

Brie de Melun was granted an AOC protection in 1980 that requires the cheese to be manufactured under strict guidelines for supreme quality. For example, the cheese is to be made using a traditional method within the region of Seine-et-Marne. The milk must come from cows which have grazed within the Seine-et-Marne and the milk must remain unpasteurised. Traditional rennet must be used.

Nowadays, there are just two dairies making the cheese: Meaux St Faron and Fromagère de la Brie and just one farm supplying the milk: Juchy.

Brie de Melun is matured for six-eight weeks in a cool cheese cellar. If the cheese is left to ripen for a longer period, then it matures to a Brie Noir. This is a much stronger Brie with a darker and crumblier rind. It has a much more aggressive, punchy flavour – many French people prefer this.

Paxton & Whitfield specifically choose Brie de Melun for its aromatic, mushroomy flavours. It’s a little stronger and saltier than the other Brie we stock – Brie de Meaux. Brie de Melun is smaller, with a slightly domed shape. It has a darker, mottled rind.


Brie de Melun is used to prepare regional dishes like croûte au brie. Brie de Melun was a favourite of Robert le Pieux, King of France who lived in Melun.

A PDO cheese.

Not for export  Unpasteurised PLU: 111
£64.00
per cheese

Key Facts

  • Country Made In France
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Ile de France
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Mushroom and salty
  • Accreditation PDO
  • Weight 2kg

Store & Serve

Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkChampagne

Nutrition

  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1157 kJ
  • Energy kcal279 kcal
  • Fat22.0 g
  •      of which saturates 22.0 g
  • Carbohydrates0.2 g
  •      of which sugars 0.2 g
  • Protein20. g
  • Salt2.03 g

  • Name & address of food supplierLA SOCIETE FROMAGERE DE MEAUX  SAINT FARON, ZI Rue de la Bauve 77100 Meaux

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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