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Leftover brie from NYE - freeze it?

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ceekskat Jan 1, 2008 08:04 AM

I have an unopened 8 oz. round still left & and a 1/3 lb. of unopened St. Andre from Trader Joe's. Will they freeze well? Is it okay to return the Trader Joe's one? I bought the latter on Monday. Thanks!

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    ceekskat Jan 2, 2008 08:54 AM

    Okay, I won't return the Trader Joe's packet & will freeze the larger of the two packets. It is just way too much/rich for me & DH to consume especially now that the Holidays are officially over & diet time has set in. Perhaps will try the baked brie idea for Super Bowl:-)

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      cheesymama Jan 2, 2008 07:40 AM

      Freeze the brie, the next time you have company you can wrap it in puff pastry, thaw for a couple of hours and bake it. Your guests will love it!

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        smartie Jan 2, 2008 06:36 AM

        how can you return fresh food to a store - do people not have any honour at all? You bought it - it's food. How can they resell it and why should they take the loss?

        anyhow, brie freezes just fine, I have frozen it many times and it defrosts with no problem albeit slightly changed in texture but still useable if you can't use it this week. If you don't want to make a quiche or a mac n cheese with it.

        1. coll Jan 2, 2008 03:50 AM

          I made an omelette with mine. Added a little tarragon.

          1. pikawicca Jan 1, 2008 03:44 PM

            Absolutely no not freeze! Get a bottle of wine and have some friends over. Easy and delicious way to entertain.

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              Alice Letseat Jan 1, 2008 04:08 PM

              you can also use to create sauce(s).

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              charlottecooks Jan 1, 2008 03:39 PM

              Cheese does not freeze. Upon thawing the texture will be completely different. Knowing trader joe's- perhaps they will take it back. I'd say eat it anyway or give it as a gift. It'll be good for a while.

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