Are you supposed to eat the white coating on brie cheese?

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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:30:16 AM
Is it meant to be edible and eaten with the soft interior, or is it supposed to be just a casing, like the waxy red stuff on edam?

Yes, I really don't know. And no, I don't feel like googling it, I feel like interacting with real people.


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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:31:11 AM
Yes, you do eat the rind.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:31:17 AM
Yes, it's fine.

I am a weirdo though and do not care for it. I scoop out the yummy insides.


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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:31:48 AM
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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:34:54 AM
I don't eat the outer part, although I know it's edible. Isn't that part mostly fat?

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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:35:32 AM
i don't
i've seen it as an addition to various soups

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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:45:41 AM
I typically don't eat it, as I don't like the texture and feel it distracts from the delicious cheese.


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Posted: 11/9/2010 8:49:40 AM
Yes, you're supposed to eat it. Let the cheese warm slightly (not quite to room temp, or it gets runny), and that part won't be so chewy or hard to cut through.

Brie... yummmm! My hubby is in the food bizness, and I have learned more about cheeses than I ever wanted to know, LOL!

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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:32:45 AM
Do. Or do not. As you wish.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:42:33 AM
I know you're supposed to, but I prefer not.


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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:44:14 AM

I don't eat the outer part, although I know it's edible. Isn't that part mostly fat?


As opposed to the rest of the cheese, lol.

Yes, I eat it.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:52:36 AM

Isn't that part mostly fat?

Uh, no. It's mold.

Now no one will eat it LOL.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:57:35 AM
If you are going to eat it, try not to cut it right across, and cut it at an angle. Then everyone can share in the rind.


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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:57:40 AM
Is Brie supposed to smell like urine and have an awful bitter taste? I had some in Hawaii and loved it, then I bought some at the market, 2 pieces actually because i loved it so much in Hawaii, and when I tasted it they were awful, and I had to throw them out. Yuck.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:57:45 AM

Bloomy Rind: These soft-ripened cheeses have a velvety white rind sometimes colored with flecks of red or brown. They ripen from the outside to the inside, and the texture of the paste ranges from supple and dense to custardy. This edible rind is formed by spraying the cheese with penicillium candidum mold before the brief aging process begins. Examples of cheese rinds characterized as bloomy white may be observed on Brie, Camembert, Cooleeney, and Capricorn Goat cheeses.


I still eat the rind from brie.


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Posted: 11/9/2010 9:59:42 AM
Crap! Now you all have me craving brie cheese! The other day when I was at Costco they were demo'ing a sweet red chili pepper jelly. The guy was serving it on top of brie cheese on water crackers. It was so yummy I *had* to buy a jar and then forgot to get the brie to go with it.

Now I have to go get the brie tonight on the way home from work!

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Posted: 11/9/2010 10:01:54 AM
I don't eat it but alot of people do.

I went to a food show a few years ago for the first time for work and there was an entire aisle of just cheese and half of it was Brie..it was the stinkiest & yummiest place in the show!


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Posted: 11/9/2010 10:29:59 AM
Yup, like others have said, you are supposed to eat it. If you don't, that's cool. Just whatever you do, don't scoop out the insides and leave the rind at a party or someplace. That is considered very bad manners in the cheese world (really!)

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Posted: 11/9/2010 10:58:46 AM
Only if you've topped it with raspberry jam (seedless please), wrapped it in puff pastry, and baked it at 375 for 20 mins. Then and ONLY then can you eat the rind. With crackers. Oh holy yum!


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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:14:39 AM

Is Brie supposed to smell like urine and have an awful bitter taste? I had some in Hawaii and loved it, then I bought some at the market, 2 pieces actually because i loved it so much in Hawaii, and when I tasted it they were awful, and I had to throw them out. Yuck.

No. That's overripened. The bacteria that ripen the cheese can also overripen it, producing ammonia and a bitter taste.

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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:24:12 AM
Yes

I read/heard/saw somewhere that you are to eat the rinds of the small and soft cheeses. We are not to eat the rinds of the giant cheeses because they get rolled across the floor (well, and they aren't meant to be eaten. )


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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:27:43 AM

penicillium candidum mold


If one is allergic/sensitive to penicillin, should they not eat Brie? Eat it without the rind?


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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:34:10 AM
I usually do not eat the rind. I find it too gamey and I don't care for the consistency. I have had some that has been baked and I have tried a couple wear the rind was really thin and thought it was pretty good but usually, no.

My boys love Brie as well. They don't eat the rind either (and I gave it to them with the rind LOL)



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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:50:11 AM
One of my favorite sandwiches ever is served at caffe DeLuca in Chicago--brie (yes, with the rind), toasted almonds, and honey on ciabatta. It's amazing!


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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:54:55 AM
I'm not a fan of the rind unless it's been baked, then I don't mind it. Love brie!!!

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Posted: 11/9/2010 11:56:01 AM
It's my favorite part, DH won't eat it, so I get his!


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