How to Eat Brie

Baked brie creates a creamy, molten cheese that is absolutely delicious to eat. Read on to learn how to eat the best brie!

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Elizabeth Merchut

Appetizer OCD

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October 20, 2021

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Brie is my husband’s favorite type of cheese. It is a soft and creamy cow’s milk cheese that is very pale in color and has a white rind. It’s one of my most-purchased cheeses for a charcuterie board.

How to Eat Brie

The best way to eat brie is to bake the cheese before you serve it. Baking the cheese is simple:

1.     Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2.     Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

3.     Remove any packaging from the brie and set the cheese in the center of the parchment paper

4.     Optional: add some toppings (see below) to the cheese. Our favorite is a bit of honey!

5.     Place the baking sheet in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the brie is entirely melted

Once you pull the brie out of the oven, I usually leave the baked brie on the parchment paper and transfer it to a board. You can also slide the brie off of the parchment paper if you’d prefer.

Baked Brie Toppings

As I mentioned above, I love drizzling a bit of honey on top of the cheese to add a bit of sweetness in. You can add just about anything to the brie – any type of jam or jelly is delicious! You can also add chocolate to your brie. Bacon and maple syrup are another popular combination.  

Crackers for Baked Brie

I prefer a simple, sturdy cracker to pair with baked brie. I recommend eating it straight out of the oven, when it is at its creamiest point. I also love eating it with toasted bread! Although, selecting the best crackers for your charcuterie board really does depend on your personal preferences.

Needless to say, baked brie is a staple at our house whether we are having a party or I’m putting together a simple board for the two of us to enjoy on a quiet night in.

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