Brillat-Savarin cheese

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Brillat-Savarin cheese

IGP Brillat-Savarin is a soft, white-rinded cows’ milk cheese which is named after the 18th century French gourmet and political figure Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. The cheese was created in the 1930s by cheesemaker Henri Androuët.

The cheese is produced all year round, mainly in Normandy. It comes in wheels 12-13 cm in diameter and approximately 4 cm high. It is matured for one to two weeks and is also available as a fresh cheese that resembles rich cream cheese.

Brillat-Savarin is a triple cream Brie that is luscious, creamy and faintly sour. Because of its creaminess combined with its Brie aroma and slight sharpness, it has been described as "Dairylea for grownups".

The French cheese making company Rouzaire (Ile-de-France) also produces an older Brillat Savarin under the name Pierre Robert. The longer maturation period concentrates the proteins and salt in the cheese, resulting in deeper earthy flavours and a more intense salty taste. Wheels of Pierre Robert are physically smaller (due to loss of moisture), yet creamier than the usual Brillat Savarin.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

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

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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

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