Country of Origin: France
This decadent triple-cream cheese is the perfect party pleaser. It takes its name from the famous 18th century French food writer Brillat Savarin, and was originally created in the 1950s by Parisian affineur, Pierre Androuet.
This example from Bourgogne is unique because, unlike its industrial cousins, it’s ripened under a thin coat of wrinkled yellow Geotrychum mould naturally found in unpasteurised cow's milk. This mould is rarely used because it is hard to wrap, but the poplar wooden box creates the ideal, moist microclimate for it to thrive.
Deliciously creamy with a slightly chalky center when young, the texture gradually breaks down until it can be scooped from the center with a spoon close to its use-by date.