Brie de Meaux cheese

From Cookipedia


Brie de Meaux cheese

Brie de Meaux is a French AOP brie cheese of the Brie region, boasting an AOC since 1980. Its name comes from the Brie region and the town of Meaux. It is a cheese with cows' milk, soft dough rind, with an average weight of 2.8 kg with a diameter of 36 to 37 cm. Its rind is thin, fluffy white and dotted with red spots. The cheese is straw yellow, creamy and soft.

Its best tasting period lasts from April to September after a refining of 8 to 10 weeks. Its yellow straw pulp made at heart reveals a nutty flavour and a slight smell of fermentation. It is more refined, and quite strong.

The production territory of Brie de Meaux is limited to the departments of Seine-et-Marne, Loiret, Meuse, Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne and the Yonne. Brie de Meaux is made with raw milk. It takes about 25 litres of milk to make a large cheese. The fermented milk is placed in a tank for 16 hours, and then put in bowl for curding which lasts one hour. It is then cut into small cubes with a slice-curd. Finally, it is moulded by hand by thin layers with a brie shovel. The temperature in the room where casting is made must be increased to 33 °C for four hours to evacuate the whey, then at 24 C for six hours and finally at 19 °C. It is then drained on mats made of reeds. The next day, the cheese is then salted and it will then remain in the curing room for two days. Then, the cheeses are placed in a room at 12 °C in which they will begin to be matured. The characteristic white will begin to appear. After one week, the cheese will be placed in another refrigerator at 7 °C. It must wait 3 weeks minimum, typically 6 to 8 weeks to reach full maturity. Throughout the ripening period, cheeses are routinely returned by hand. The time of manufacture of Brie de Meaux is two months.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Brie de Meaux cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Brie de Meaux cheese.

The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns

Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

Graph your Body Mass Index

See your personal Body Mass Index (BMI) plotted on a graph against national averages.

Errors and omissions

If you are a cheese producer and your cheese does not appear to be listed on Cookipedia or the information on your cheese is incorrect or out of date, please use the Contact the Editor page to send us a message and we will update the information on your cheese.