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Brie’s smaller thicker cousin

Coulommiers coulant

A soft and buttery cow’s milk cheese related to Brie (it was long known as Brie de Coulommiers), Coulommiers has 40% fat content and a distinct nutty flavour. It’s made in the Seine-et-Marne around the village of the same name, using raw or pasteurized whole milk and ripened for six weeks.

Long made on the farms, Coulommiers was a favourite of King Philippe Auguste after it was discovered the smaller, fatter cheese survived being transported better than the long flat wheels of Brie.

Cheese and dairy

Paris and the Île de France

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Frédéric BISSON