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Our Brie is Back!

brie_clementine_chutney Drum roll, please…our exclusive Isigny Ste. Mère Holiday Brie is in stores now. We've been (somewhat) patiently waiting all year for this holiday tradition to grace our tables again. This delightful cheese comes from a co-operative of 700 farmers in Normandy, France. Normandy is a lush area of rolling hills that produce very fertile grasses and the cows that graze on these grasses produce high butterfat milk. Our holiday Brie is unique in that it contains 60% butterfat, a formula customized especially for Whole Foods Market. This butterfat content imparts full and complex flavors to the cheese, resulting in a rich, buttery mouthfeel and herbaceous flavor. It's also produced using a traditional slow pasteurization process and no growth hormones, such as rBST, are given to the cows. brie_wrapsIn addition to being superb cheesemakers, Isigny Ste. Mère is committed to being a good citizen and protecting terroir. In 2008 they converted their facility to biomass renewable energy from the waste of saw mills, park service and industry. They also use a water recovery system to provide steam energy. Brie is simple to serve with your favorite fruit spreads or chutneys - just remove from the refrigerator about an hour before serving. Feeling more adventurous? Try one of our favorite Brie recipes: What's your favorite way to serve Brie? Let me know…I can't wait to try something new!

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Mary says …

Here is something I saw on a PBS fundraiser that I’ve always wanted to try. Cut up a baguette into ¾-inch slices. Rub some roasted garlic over each slice, then put two slices of brie on the bread and top the brie with some roasted pepper strips. Place under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

screwdestiny says …

Oh, I love brie. This sounds delicious, but I don't have a Whole Foods anywhere near me. :(

Food Makes Fun Fuel says …

I didn't realize Whole Foods had a special Brie but I'll be on the lookout for this!

Linda Hilton says …

Tried the brie tonight in a recipe I got from BonAppetit, March 2009 issue. Very Good. We thought the brie would have been great by itself.

Shana says …

I'm making this amazing appetizer for my party!

Barbara says …

[SENT TO CS - NN] I won a basket of Whole Foods goodies on Thursday (11-8-12) night at a fund raiser @ 9pm. Took it home, refrigerated all cheeses except the Brie; missed putting it in the fridge. Today (11-10-12) @ 2:30, I discovered it on my kitchen counter, in it's package. I immediatley put in the fridge. It is Isigny Ste Mere, imported French brie, made in Normandy; has a white 11-28 sticker on bottom of container. Is it still okay to eat? Thanks in advance for your help. B