What does brie cheese taste like

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “What does brie cheese taste like?” With an in-depth analysis of substitutes and uses of the brie cheese. Moreover, we are going to discuss the storage, shelf life and nutritional value of brie cheese.

What does brie cheese taste like?

The brie had a rich,  buttery, fruity and increasingly earthy taste with age.

It is a soft cheese which is off-white and it is made ng cow milk.

It originated in France as a soft farmhouse cheese and it has a runny, creamy texture and an earthy smell.

How do they make the brie?

Brie is made from both the pasteurized and unpasteurized milk of the cow.

To thicken and curdle the milk enzymes and rennet are added to it and then the curd is cut.

Then the curd is ladled into round-shaped moulds while draining the whey off.

Then they salt the cheese and let it stand for a week so that rind gets a chance to bloom.

It usually takes four weeks for the brie cheese to ripen.

What are the substitutes for else?

There are several kinds of creamy soft-ripened cheeses with a bloody rind available in the market. You can use them as an alternative to brie cheese.

Some of the alternatives to the brie cheese are as follows;

  • Camembert
  • Saint Andre
  • Brilliant_Savarin
  • MT Tam

What are the uses of brie cheese as it is an addition to a cheeseboard.?

Some of the uses of the brie cheese are mentioned below;

  • You can serve the brie cheese with fruits, nuts, baguette slices and crackers.
  • You can also use brie cheese for baking and it can be baked well alone and with other bakery items such as pastry.
  • You can serve the brie cheese with bread and fruit.
  • You can also use the melted slices or the chunks of the brie in the gratins, sauces,  grilled cheese sandwiches, panini, pizzas and flatbreads.

How can you properly store the brie cheese?

Proper storage of the brie cheese is required to keep it fresh and increase its shelf life.

While storing the brie cheese,  you should keep in mind the following things;

  • Until you don’t have to eat the brie cheese, you should keep it in the fridge in its original packaging.
  • Before using the cheese, let the cheese stand at room temperature for an hour to get the best flavour and texture of it.
  • Once you have opened the brie cheese,  you should wrap it again with the original packaging or wax paper and then again wrap it tightly with the plastic or aluminium foil.
  • You can also freeze the brie for up to three months.

How can brie be frozen?

You can freeze the brie to store it for a longer period of  3 months.

Freezing might change the consistency of the brie, that’s why you should use this brie for cooking only.

To freeze the brie, follow the instructions given below;

  • Wrap the brie cheese wedges in the plastic wrap or the aluminium and then put them in the zip_close bags.
  • Make sure to remove all the air from the bag.

You should thaw the brie cheese before using it by putting it in the fridge for two days.

What is the shelf life of the brie cheese?

Being a soft cheese,  brie cheese has a shorter shelf life than any kind of hard cheese.

Once you open the brie cheese, it will last for only 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge.

What are the signs of bad brie cheese?

Brie cheese can get bad. You can easily know that your brie cheese has gone bad by noticing the following signs;

  • Grey colour
  • Flaky appearance 
  • Dark spots
  • Moulds
  • Smell like ammonia

If you notice such signs, you should know that your cheese has gone bad and it’s time to discard it.

What is the nutritional value of the brie cheese?

The nutritional value for one ounce or 28 grams of the brie cheese is given below;

  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Total fat: 9 grams
  • Saturated fat: 4 grams
  • Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fibre: 0 grams
  • Sodium: 120 mg — 5% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin A: 6% of the DV
  • Vitamin B12: 20% of the DV
  • Riboflavin: 11% of the DV
  • Calcium: 10% of the DV

Here are the health benefits of brie cheese.

Other FAQs about Brie Cheese that you may be interested in.

Can I freeze brie

Can you eat brie without cooking it?

What goes with brie


In this brief guide, we answered the question “What does brie cheese taste like?” With an in-depth analysis of substitutes and uses of the brie cheese. Moreover, we discussed the storage, shelf life and nutritional value of brie cheese.





Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.