With 75% butterfat, this new Brie from Alouette is technically a triple crème and it is quite appealing.
The Lady brought home this small wheel of soft-ripened cheese recently after a sales rep gave her one to sample. Lucky me, The Lady decided to share… she’s good that way…
It comes in a cute package; it’s a 5 ounce wheel wrapped in paper and sitting on a flower-shaped dish made of bamboo. What’s inside is divine.
The Man swooned and I waited patiently for more, more, more…
This triple crème is creamy and firm with a thin rind. The Lady shared it on the “Sell-By” date at the recommendation of the sales rep. He explained that Alouette is meticulous about these dates and that in reality the cheese reaches its ripening peak on or around this date and continues to be tasty for another 30 days.
This Brie is mild and just a little on the earthy side the way good Brie should taste. It reminded me of that lovely triple crème, Saint Andre The Lady sells on the Cheese Kiosk.
I give Alouette Extra Creamy Brie 3 Paws out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).
Serving Suggestions: The Lady served it on the new 34° Whole Grain Crispbread Crackers. Add a little honey and you’ve got dessert. This Brie would make a perfect baked Brie topped with many of the toppings that The Lady features in this previous posting. You can also serve it on a grilled chicken breast as Lapellah Restaurant does and also it would be dynamite melted on a burger.
Wine Pairing: This Brie deserves a pairing of a fine champagne or sparkling wine.
Beer Pairing: IPA is always a fine pairing with this style triple crème.
FTC Full Disclosure – The cheesemaker/manufacturer sent me their product, hoping I would review the product/cheese.