Coulommiers is Brie’s little brother; some even claim it’s the ancestor. Smaller but thicker than Brie, this cheese shares most of its characteristics. It’s a soft cow’s milk cheese with a bloomy rind produced in the Seine-et-Marne region throughout the year. Its name comes from the town in which it was originally sold at market.
Cow’s milk cheese
45 to 50% fat
See: Brie de Meaux
supple, not runny, white rind speckled with red
Shape: flat cylinder 14 cm (6”) in diameter, 2.5 to 3 cm (1”) in height and weighing 400-500 g (1 lb.)
Sweet almond notes. A forthright brie scent with a pronounced scent of its terroir.
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