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Brie De Meaux

£8.25 per 250g
Unpasteurised Traditional Rennet PDO Cow
PLU 570

Key Facts

  • CountryFrance
  • RegionIle de France
  • AccreditationPDO
  • FlavourEarthy and fruity
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationUnpasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetNo
  • OrganicNo

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkWhite Burgundy


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk

Nutritional Information

  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1197
  • Energy kcal288
  • Fat20
  • Of which saturates14.78
  • Carbohydrates2.6
  • Of which sugars0.2
  • Protein20.4
  • Salt1.42
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

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

Brie de Meaux has been well-known since the Middle Ages and has a very distinguished past in which it has been appreciated by writers and royalty alike. Charlemagne enjoyed the cheese; Phillippe Auguste presented it to the ladies at court for New Year’s presents; Henry IV and Queen Margot feasted on it at amorous parties and Louis XVI asked for some after his arrest at Varennes. In 1815, during the Congress of Vienna where 30 European diplomats were assembled for the task of reorganising Europe after the defeat of Napoleon, there was a banquet for the plenipotentiary where each person was served their favourite cheese. As an idea to relieve the boredom of the negotiations, a competition was declared to select the best of all the cheese available. Talleyrand suggested his favourite, the Brie de Meaux, made by a farmer named Baulny from Villeroy, and it was subsequently named "Roi des Fromages", or "King of Cheeses".

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