Brie is a cheese made by Briard farmers since the 8th century. Brie is the classic French cheese, soft and formed into wheels and made with layers or curd. The brie cheese is sprinkled with Penicillium candidum, giving a white crust with reddish edges. Brie is ripened on straw mats for around 4 weeks in a controlled temperature.
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