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Rind on Brie

(51 Posts)
annsixty Sat 03-Oct-20 16:51:42

I was given a wheel of Brie earlier on the week and having given some away, I am ploughing on through the rest.

I had some for lunch today on Krisprolls, I really do like those and wondered again as I have before whether other people eat the rind as I do.
I don’t think it is right or wrong so ,if you like Brie, eat or leave?

GagaJo Sat 03-Oct-20 16:53:18

I eat it. I like the stronger flavour in the rind and the chewy texture.

grandMattie Sat 03-Oct-20 17:00:12

I always eat the rind. Someone will correct me, but I believe the French eat the rind as they do that of Camembert.

Auntieflo Sat 03-Oct-20 17:01:48

Another rind eater here. Waste not want not 😀

kittylester Sat 03-Oct-20 17:02:54

Dh and DD1 love it. Is there much apart from rind really?

May7 Sat 03-Oct-20 17:05:33

Another one who eats the rind as well
Especially like the rind on Stilton

Tweedle24 Sat 03-Oct-20 17:08:08

The rind is the best bit!

Grandmafrench Sat 03-Oct-20 17:08:26

Yes, we eat the rind. Not seen any left on French plates.

BlueBelle Sat 03-Oct-20 17:08:50

I eat it best part yummy

Dottynan Sat 03-Oct-20 17:14:13

Oh dear no thank you. Spend ages cutting every visible piece of

biba70 Sat 03-Oct-20 17:14:14

eat it- for sure. But Stilton rind, no.

Kate1949 Sat 03-Oct-20 17:24:07

We eat it.

NotAGran55 Sat 03-Oct-20 17:24:42

Eat it of course . It never occurred to me that people wouldn’t eat it ?

Aldom Sat 03-Oct-20 17:28:12

Always eat the rind on soft cheese, but never eat the rind on any sort of hard cheese.

Callistemon Sat 03-Oct-20 17:30:37

Yes, apart from the edge bit iyswim.
Don't ask me why.
It's yeast, isn't it? A bit of penicillin.

Oopsminty Sat 03-Oct-20 17:34:10

I've never known anyone not eat the rind!

Smileless2012 Sat 03-Oct-20 17:35:57

Oh dear well that would be me Oopsmintyblush.

LadyHonoriaDedlock Sat 03-Oct-20 17:41:10

The rind is the best part of it. I can't really see how you can eat brie, camembert and similar cheeses without the rind anyway.

It's not just soft cheeses with me. I like the rind on cheddar too. I mean real cheddar not the soapy muck you get wrapped in plastic from the supermarket. Also I like chewing on the leathery rind of parmesan but that I know is downright eccentric of me.

Cabbie21 Sat 03-Oct-20 18:10:24

I eat the rind. It is all part of it. So do the French.
DH cuts it off, but I hate to se it wasted.

Welshwife Sat 03-Oct-20 18:22:45

Have you tried wrapping small pieces of Brie in something like filo or flakey pastry and cooking in oven - things such as cranberry is lovely popped inside too - little parcels with a salad make a lovely lunch. I intend to try a sharp marmalade inside next time.
Coummiers and Camembert work well too.

LadyHonoriaDedlock Sat 03-Oct-20 18:24:37

Cabbie21, it wouldn't be wasted if I was around. I'd grab it!

LadyHonoriaDedlock Sat 03-Oct-20 18:25:49

Welshwife: Pieces of brie or camembert never last long enough in my house to get wrapped or put in an oven!

Smileless2012 Sat 03-Oct-20 18:29:37

I'm glad it's not just me Cabbie; Mr. S. likes the rind too.

Chewbacca Sat 03-Oct-20 18:41:11

No no no. Just scoop out the soft cheese in the middle and chuck the thick dried up crusty bit in the bin. Then go out and get a nice bit of Stilton and eat the lot.

Mamardoit Sat 03-Oct-20 18:49:10

Yes eat it all. I buy Cornish and Somerset brie now which is lovely.