Cheese is one of my favorite foods. I've honestly never met a cheese I didn't like! So when I received one of Président's new brie logs, I couldn't wait to give it a try. The brie log could be likened to the mildest of brie cheeses in flavor; there was little, if any, sharpness. The cheese — described by its makers as "deliciously buttery . . . with subtle mushroom flavors" — tasted exactly like the brand's popular brie wedge. It did, however, have certain differences; to learn what two characteristics set this cheese apart from the rest,
First, the brie's shape is convenient for cutting and placing on top of crackers; the log formation guarantees an equal, mess-free slice every time. Second, and perhaps more important, the cheese's rind is noticeably thinner, making it more pleasant to eat. While both PartySugar and I typically don't eat the rind on brie, we found the rind on this cheese to be tolerable, as it didn't take away the overall creaminess and flavor of the cheese.
At first, I didn't think this brie was anything special, but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised by its consistent texture, mild flavor, and extremely convenient packaging. Next time I go on a picnic with crackers, I'll definitely be picking up one of these.
Have you tried the Président Brie Log? If so, what did you think of it?