Traditional Brie Cheese
Marin French Cheese Co.’s Brie en Croute is made of our Traditional Brie wrapped in decadent pastry dough. Our baked brie in pastry has been par-baked, making it perfect for pulling together a quick meal at home for easy serving. Our creamy Traditional Brie brings aromas of sweet milk and light flavors of mushroom that melt to create a smooth, rich, gooey center surrounded by a flaky, buttery pastry outside. Sure to be the highlight of any dinner party, we hope the convenient delicacy of our Brie en Croute inspires people to come together to enjoy moments of authentic pleasure.
Ingredients: Brie Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Cow's Milk, Salt, Microbial Enzymes), Unbleached What Flour, Butter (Cream, Natural Flavor), Water, Cane Sugar, Milk, Soybean Oil, Egg Yolks, White Vinegar, Salt.
Marin French Cheese Co.’s Brie en Croute is luscious and decadent, yet delicate and mild enough to pair with all kinds of flavor combinations. The baked brie in pastry can go in a sweet direction, be served with savory sides, or a little of both for an array of winning flavors. It can be served as a meal in itself, an appetizer to kick off a party, a side dish, or a delicious dessert.
When choosing a wine with this specialty, make sure you are considering if you are enjoying it in its original state or are taking it in a specific flavor direction with accompaniments. The creamy brie cheese and buttery pastry are delicious with a light Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, sparkling wine, or other fruit-forward whites.
The buttery nature of Brie en Croute makes a light beer a refreshing contrast to the rich flavor. A lager, pilsner, or crisp cider are great options to enjoy alongside this dish. Malty darker beers also have a place next to our baked brie, especially if eaten with sweeter add ons.
While not exactly a typical addition to a cheese board, this specialty product is a winning appetizer that we recommend serving on its own dish or board. There are so many flavor options that you can choose to serve alongside or on top of the Brie en Croute, from your favorite fruit preserve to pesto or sun-dried tomatoes, pâté and charcuteries, or simply fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Let your creativity and hunger lead the way when choosing how to enjoy this side dish, appetizer, or meal.
When asking staff their favorite way to enjoy the creamy brie cheese wrapped in puff pastry, the answers were bountiful. Being the cheese people that we are, many said they enjoy this as a meal in itself for dinner and serve it with a fresh spring salad with a light citrus vinaigrette for a bit of acid to cut through the rich buttery flavor.
Baking Instructions: Remove plastic and place on baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 22 to 26 minutes. For a dreamy dessert that will instantly impress, try adding chocolate to our par cooked baked brie in pastry. This can be done multiple ways, from carefully pushing chocolate chips or pieces into the cheese before finishing it in the oven, or applying chocolate spread or a drizzle of sauce on the warm pastry fresh from the oven. For more recipe ideas check out our article on Marin French Cheese Co.’s Brie en Croute.