Brie de Melun

Brie de Melun is made from cow’s milk and is considered to be the king of cheeses. It is a soft cheese with a bloomy rind and comes in the form of disc with a diameter of 27 to 28cm with a straw yellow paste. You don’t need to be a cheese expert to know the difference between Brie de Meaux and Brie de Melun. Even from a glance it is clear that the only thing these cousins have in common is the region they come from. Brie de Melun is thought of as the ancestor of all Brie cheeses. It has more colour and is smaller. The differences become even more obvious on smelling and tasting. Brie de Melun have very rich and complex aromas. During ripening it gains a uniform, supple texture.

  • lait-vache
    Cow’s milk
  • AOP
  • thermometre
    Raw milk
  • fromages
    Soft cheese with a bloomy rind
Key figures
  • 39 Milk producers
  • 4 Farmhouse producers
  • 3 Maturing plants
  • 179 Tons marketed in 2020

Our tasting tips

La découpe du Brie de Melun


Cut from the nose to the side.

Pains à déguster avec le Brie de Melun


Seeded baguette
Traditional baguette
Country bread
Herb baguette
Raisin bread
Fig bread
Bread with lardons
Sourdough bread
Sesame seed baguette

Accords gourmands

Food pairings

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Loire red wine
Brut champagne
Jura red wine
Bordeaux red wine
Burgundy red wine
Rhône red wine
Burgundy dry white wine
Alsace dry white wine
Savoie dry white wine
Amber beer
Sparkling rosé wine


Organoleptic characteristics


It is presented in a flat, cylindrical shape with prominent or rounded edges. The mould used has an internal diameter of between 27 and 28cm. It weighs between 1.5 and 2.2kg.
The cheese has a thin rind, with white mould dotted with red streaks or patches.



Its paste is consistent, with a supple to rich texture.



Its odour strikes a nice balance between animal and plant.