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munkdogg Jan 25, 2011 05:38 AM

...in my attempts to recreate the Bymark burger @ home, I keep fumbling with this ingredient. I've tried run-of-the-mill brie, which lacked both depth of flavour and aroma.

I've also tried using a camembert, and debated whether a reblochon would do the trick.

At the risk of over-thinking this solution, can someone tell me if Brie de Meaux and Brie du Monte are the same thing??

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    CocoTO RE: munkdogg Jan 25, 2011 09:19 AM

    Other than they are both brie, they come from different places. Meaux is a town not far from Paris, hence any brie bearing it's name must be from there. Brie du Mont is literally "brie from the mountain" and has no specific designation ... I've had a brie in Vermont that bears this name, but presumably others could claim their brie comes from the mountain as well, depending on whether there's an enforceable trade mark or not.

    If you've had Brie de Meaux, it does have a very distinct flavour from other brie (and it's from raw cow's milk) ...

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      munkdogg RE: CocoTO Jan 25, 2011 09:50 AM

      Many thanks for your reply!

      I'll be sure to ask my local cheese-monger the origins of whatever variety I settle on for my next attempt :-). Brie de Meaux sounds like an adventure though....

    2. hal2010 RE: munkdogg Jan 25, 2011 04:38 PM

      Never heard of "Brie de Monte" and I was curious, so I did a bit of digging.

      If you Google "Brie de Monte" it only shows up in relation to Bymark's burger recipe which says: " Add 1/2 oz., well aged, thick slices of Brie de Monte cheese on each burger." Odd, because Brie is a fairly young cheese. I guess well-aged in this sense means a couple of months.

      Mont is mountain in French. Monte means "to mount". I think Bymark or whoever put the recipe on the web may have mixed up the name or made one up.

      A good French Brie will probably be OK and if you want to go all out, Brie de Meaux or Brie de Melun have a stronger flavour.

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