In the shadow of its big brother Brie de Meaux, Coulommiers is not lacking in interest.
Coulommiers is a small Brie, in the shadow of its big brother Brie de Meaux, whose smaller size made it easier to transport in the Middle Ages.
Its rind is covered with a soft, white down, which becomes finer and spotted with orange when it is aged for longer. Its paste is bright pale yellow with a white chalky core.
It gives off a scent of fresh mushrooms combined with aromas of cream and warm milk. Its texture is soft and sometimes even runny when the cheese is very mature. Depending on how it is matured, it can be mild and fresh or distinctive and powerful.