Brie is a decadent French cheese. It has been manufactured since the eighth century. Brie was a common food among French royals. It pairs perfectly with sparkling champagne, as well as other wines and fruity ales. As with all gourmet cheeses, pay attention to slice Brie cheese properly. French Brie often comes in a full, round wheel and can be cut into wedges or served as the wheel.
Remove the Brie cheese from the refrigerator one hour before cutting and serving it. Brie should be served at room temperature for full flavour development.
Dip a small cheese knife into a bowl of hot water to keep the Brie from sticking to the knife as it is cut.
Cut into the wheel along the radius of the cheese. Slice it as you would a birthday cake.
Cut wedges of Brie cheese lengthwise using a small cheese knife. Do not cut across the wedge. Start at the top part of the wedge and cut down its length.
For best results, use different knives when serving different kinds of cheeses.
Tips and warnings
- For best results, use different knives when serving different kinds of cheeses.