Savor Brie bite by bite – it’s unnecessary to scoop out half of the wedge, spread the cheese, or create a sandwich. Simply pair a small piece of cheese with a small bite of bread. And yes, you can eat the rind! In fact, it is considered gauche by some to merely scrape the inside of the cheese and avoid the rind.
Why does Brie taste bad?
A by product of all bloomy rind cheeses is “ammonia” smell. This some-what offensive aroma results when the cultures used to make the cheese consume and convert the proteins in the curd into ammonia. Refrigeration traps this aroma in the cheese not allowing it to evaporate away.
What happens if you bake brie too long?
Yes, you can overcook brie. This can happen when left in the oven or microwave for too long. Overcooked brie will actually reharden and become an inedible texture. For best results, microwave the cheese in 20 to 30-second increments.
Can you overcook brie?
Second, don’t overcook the Brie. Twenty to 25 minutes in a 350°F (177°C) oven without the puff pastry crust, or up to 35 minutes with it, should be enough to heat the cheese through. In fact, overcooking it, especially if you haven’t cut the rind, may actually re-harden the cheese and make it tough and unappetizing.
Why does Brie taste like mold?
Okay, so: Yes, Brie can smell pretty strongly of ammonia. Bloomy rind cheeses, like Brie are what we called mold ripened; this basically means that, during the cheese making process a mold culture is introduced and actually becomes the white colored rind of the cheese.
How would you describe the taste of Brie?
Brie has a mild, buttery and creamy taste which is what makes it so versatile to pair and cook with. If you’re new to Brie, we recommend enjoying the cheese with its rind, in order to appreciate the subtle nuances in its flavor.