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Brillat-Savarin Cheese

Brillat-Savarin Cheese is a soft, creamy cheese shaped like a wheel of Brie, that also has the same white, soft, downy crust.

It is a triple-cream cheese, having a 75% butterfat content.

It is made year-round from cow's milk in Normandy, France, and aged 1 to 2 weeks.

The small round wheels of Brillat-Savarin Cheese are about 5 inches (13 cm) wide, about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) thick, weighing about 1 pound (450 g.)


Another cream cheese.

History Notes

Brillat-Savarin Cheese was created by a Henry Androuët in the 1930s, and named after Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Androuët based it on the Excelsior cheese, a traditional Normandy cheese.

It was originally made in Forges-les-eaux, a former spa town 33 miles (54 km) from Dieppe. As of 2006, the rights to make the cheese are owned by the French cheese conglomerate "Bongrain."

See also:

Soft Cheeses

Añejo Cheese; Añejo Enchilado Cheese; Banon Cheese; Boilie Cheese; Bonchester Cheese; Boursin Cheese; Brie Cheese; Brillat-Savarin Cheese; Brousse de Brebis; Bruss Cheese; Burrata Cheese; Caboc Cheese; Camembert Cheese; Casu Marzu; Chaource Cheese; Chèvre Frais; Cornish Yarg Cheese; Crottin de Chavignol Cheese; Crowdie Cheese; Cumulus Cheese; Edel de Cléron Cheese; Feta Cheese; Feuille d'automne Cheese; Garrotxa Cheese; Hoop Cheese; Kirkham Lancashire Cheese; La Tur Cheese; Lancashire Cheese; Le Cendrillon Cheese; Le Veillon Cheese; Lymeswold Cheese; Mitzithra Cheese (Fresh); Oaxaca Cheese; Oxford Isis Cheese; Pavé de Chirac Cheese; Pié d'angloys; Pithiviers Cheese; Pont Couvert Cheese; Prescinseua Cheese; Saint-Loup Goat Cheese; Saint André Cheese; Soft Cheeses; Soumaintrain Cheese; Squacquerone Cheese; St-Nectaire Cheese; St Tola Cheese; Tarapatapom Cheese; Telemes Cheese; Teviotdale Cheese; Tornegus Cheese; Vacherin Chaput Cheese; Vacherin d'Abondance; Vacherin Mont d'Or; Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries; Whirl Cheese

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Oulton, Randal. "Brillat-Savarin Cheese." CooksInfo.com. Published 27 June 2004; revised 02 December 2007. Web. Accessed 06/22/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/brillat-savarin-cheese>.

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