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White Mould Cheese

White Mould Cheese

A cast of great diversity with Brie, Camembert and Creamy Brie.

White mould cheese

White mould cheeses, usually made with cow's milk, have a creamy texture and a mild, buttery taste. Production involves adding a white mould culture to the curd, causing a white bloom to grow on the surface. The cheese then ripens  in 4 to 9 weeks. The longer it is stored, the softer it becomes. To determine whether a white mould cheese is mature, squeeze it gently on the sides. The cheese should yield easily and bulge in the middle.

Creamy, buttery, mild

Picturesque white landscapes of irresistible creamy textures and rich flavours define the essence of white mould cheese. Earthy mushrooms lace the top of the profile, gently cruising towards a creamy, mild ending. Their bloomy rinds vary in thickness, with some only just lightly fostering a thin coating, while others offer a great contrast to their creamy interior with a more substantial exterior. The fluffy rind also acts as a protective skin, shielding the insides from microorganisms that risk spoiling the cheese. As they age, the centre softens, often becoming stronger in flavour and somewhat runnier.

A favourite among royalty for millennia, white mould cheese is essential to any cheeseboard and a godsend for warm dishes. As an appetiser or dessert, baked white mould cheese (e.g. Brie or Camembert) offers rich dipping for vegetables, fruit and wheat biscuits.

Types of white mould cheese

A cast of great diversity, white mould cheese offers something for a wide spectrum of preferences. Their mild flavours allow audiences with sensitive palates to explore a vast selection of unique flavours and textures. Connoisseurs can find pleasure in the more intricate flavours often found in matured variants.

Brie

Perhaps a synonym for French cuisine like no other, Brie is held dear in the hearts of many. Authentic variants are still made by hand in the Seine-et-Marne region near Paris. Loved for its mild nature, this French delicacy presents light hints of rural mushrooms and browned butter.

Pair with freshly picked berries, zesty pear, honey and roasted nuts.

Camembert

Having spawned a plethora of imitations, Camembert still stands above its competition. Made using milk from cows that roam the pastures of Normandy, it is aromatic, creamy and sweet, and slightly more intense in flavour than Brie.

Pair with fresh figs, walnuts, cherry jam and champagne or sparkling wine.

Creamy Brie

Aromatic, fresh and slightly acidic, Castello White boasts light hints of earthy mushrooms, accompanied by mellow notes of butter and cream. It has a very thin rind that melts in the mouth as it is enjoyed, and its distinct acidity gives way to a long, mild and balanced aftertaste.

Pair with honey, nuts, wheat crackers and white wine.

Brie

Brie

Brie
Camembert

Camembert

Camembert
Creamy Brie

Creamy Brie

Creamy Brie
Drink Pairing Guides

Not really sure what to serve with your cheese? Lucky for you, cheese is a great match for a lot of different drink types - how about a dark stout, a G&T or a fruity and sweet white wine? Explore our guides and find the perfect choice of drink for your next cheeseboard!

How to pair White wine & Cheese

How to pair White wine & Cheese

White wine is close to the perfect match for cheese – and generally far better than red wine. The freshness of the white wine, the perfumed notes and the combination of sweetness and acidity suit many cheeses.

How to pair White wine & Cheese
How to pair Beer & Cheese

How to pair Beer & Cheese

Beer goes surprisingly well with cheese – better, in fact, than wine, according to many. Beer’s freshness, carbonation and complex taste notes make it perfect for serving with a cheese platter.

How to pair Beer & Cheese
How to pair Red Wine & Cheese

How to pair Red Wine & Cheese

Before popping open that expensive bottle of red wine for your cheese platter, check out these tips for what red wine to serve with cheese.

How to pair Red Wine & Cheese
How to pair Champagne & Cheese

How to pair Champagne & Cheese

Sparkling wines like champagne, cremant and prosecco aren’t just festive – they also go extremely well with cheese.

How to pair Champagne & Cheese

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