Bloomy Rind (Brie) - Cow's Milk - Île-de-France, France
One of the only farmstead brie cheeses from France. Whereas typical brie is made in a collective manner, with the milk from many dairies shipped to a single producer, farmstead cheeses are made on the same farm the milk comes from- This allows them to better control the cheesemaking process and express a sense of terroir.
Brie Fermier Jouvence is rich and full flavored- nothing like the supermarket variety. When ripe, expect a consistently creamy texture with only a slightly firmer center, and earthy, vegetal flavors of roasted asparagus and buttery mushrooms.
Wine Pairing: Delicate reds like Pinot Noir from Burgundy or Oregon, or fuller bodied whites like oaked Chardonnay (try a nice Sancerre)