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Difference between a handmade Miette and a Brie you buy in the supermarket?

What is the difference between say a handmade Miette and a Brie you buy in the supermarket?

White mould cheeses are better known by people in Australia as Brie or Camembert. Interestingly enough, a lot of the Bries and Camemberts are re-creations of a cheese that came out France from the town called Camembert. Camembert cheese was reputedly first made in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer, following advice from a priest who came from Brie, according to wikipedia of course!

Well, you might ask what’s the difference between the typical supermarket bought white mould cheese and a handmade one?

The main differences are:

  • Development of flavour
  • No preservatives
  • Quality boutique production

Unlike store bought cheese, fresh handmade white mould cheese continues to develop in flavour over a number weeks actually changing in consistency over its life time.

The White Mould GuideWe’ve come up with a little chart that helps you track the flavour you might be after particularly in our cheese. Results of course will differ because of fridges and other factors outside our control, but this is our general rule of thumb to track your cheese as it develops.

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