Keep in mind that these tips are from my own experience. I’m not a party organizer, nor am I a sommelier or a turophile (a cheese connoisseur). I just love cheese, wine and spending time with my friends.
If you baked it on a pie plate, serve straight from the plate, but double-check that the plate has cooled enough to handle.
Arrange sliced baguette or crackers or apple slices around the Brie and serve while warm.
Let it cool — Serve warm but not too hot, so the cheese isn’t too runny.
Set aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. It should be served warm out of the oven, though it’s essential to wait before cutting it open to let the Brie settle. This gives the hot cheese time to firm up a little— it will still be gooey and scoop-able, but no longer molten lava oozing across your plate and burning mouths.
Cut into the Brie early, and most of it will gush right out — which is still delicious, but less tidy.
How do you keep baked Brie warm?
When baked in puff pastry, the cheese will stay warm for about 30 minutes. After that, it will come to room temperature and solidify. You can lightly cover with foil to retain the heat, but the pastry may not stay as crisp.
If needed, rewarm in a 149°C/300°F oven until the centre is scoopable.
What to Serve With Baked Brie
There’s no wrong way! Place the Brie in the middle of a serving platter, and surround it with stuff like :
- Pitta crisps
- Classic, plain water crackers.
- Toasted baguette slices.
- Fresh fruits such as apples, pears, berries and grapes.
- Dried fruit.
- A jar of jam!
- Mixed nuts. Not so much for dipping, but just as a nice crunchy side.
- And, of course, a festive Champagne, mulled wine or sangria.
Because of Brie’s mild and creamy flavour, any cracker can be eaten with it. If you are arranging a cheese platter, pick a neutral cracker that will not overwhelm the cheese and serve an array of crackers.
Choose a type of cracker based on whether the cheese will be eaten on its own or with other flavourings, such as a savoury sauce or sweet chutney.
Your personal preferences will drive the best crackers for Brie, so it’s important to try out the cheese with various crackers. Some suggestions:
Plain white crackers go well with Brie cheese, especially if you eat baked Brie with a sweet accompanying ingredient. Many recipes call for the Brie to be served with fruit chutney, sweet jam or baked with maple syrup and nuts. If you are making a creative snack with several toppings, choose a larger cracker over a bite-size cracker to avoid making a mess.
Serve Brie cheese with naturally flavoured herb crackers. Chives, basil, rosemary, and oregano all complement Brie cheese’s creamy texture and flavour.
Avoid artificially flavoured herbed crackers, as the flavourings will cover up the taste of the cheese.
Melba toast has a crunchy texture and neutral flavour, making it an appropriate cracker for Brie. The small toast-like crackers are large enough to accommodate toppings and the Brie cheese and are suitable for spreading baked cheese.
The nuttiness of sesame crackers will complement Brie cheese. Serve Brie with sesame crackers for a slightly savoury snack. The nutty flavour also pairs well with Brie cheese topped with a fruit spread or compote.
You can make your own sesame crackers from wonton wrappers brushed with egg yolks and sprinkled with black sesame seeds.
Serve Brie cheese over multigrain crackers.
Avoid overly salted or oily crackers, which will overwhelm the texture and flavour of the Brie cheese.
Multigrain crackers come in various shapes, such as circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. Choose a larger cracker if eating Brie with a topping such as pears and nuts.
Is there anything better than cheese and bread? This pair was made for each other. And the best part is that there are so many ways to customize this combo that there’s something to suit any occasion and anyone’s taste.
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- Pumpernickel is excellent with Brie. Its slightly sweet-yet-sour taste complements the buttery flavour of the cheese. To add a little crunch and warmth to your Brie, make sure to toast the pumpernickel.
- Another tasty option is to pair Brie with garlic bread (Breadsticks or loaf)! Brie and garlic are a delicious, savoury pair and a one-step way to elevate your garlic bread. Top it off with that classic garlic bread crunch, and you have an irresistible appetizer.
- White bread – Plain white bread goes well with Brie cheese, especially if you eat baked Brie with a sweet accompanying ingredient.
Brie is a classic cheese with a rich texture and history to match! It’s sure to add an indulgent and sophisticated touch to any meal, cheese board or snack without being too overpowering. Once you know how to eat Brie, there are endless options for using its creamy, desirable flavour. Go ahead and try Brie in new ways and be sure to share your creations with us by tagging @fast2eatca on Instagram.
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