Bongrain is a French group of companies producing high quality dairy specialties. The company was founded in 1956 and after 10 years has exported its products all over Europe. Since 1975, it has entered the South and North American markets and since 2000 it has had a presence in Japan, China, Russia, Egypt and India. Today, Bongrain products are sold in over 120 countries and the company is ranked as the fourth largest dairy producer in the world.
Brie cheese is made from whole, pasteurised cow's milk. It is generally renneted with cheese yeast at the body temperature of the milk. Special sieves are used to remove the layers of curd. Salting and leavening follow, and ripening takes place at 10 °C for at least 3-4 weeks. The original Brie has a complex flavour and aroma which only becomes apparent once its surface has turned slightly brown.
- Made from pasteurised milk;
- Extremely strong source of fat and protein (45-50% fat and 20-25% protein) with 30-40g protein per 100g;
- Rich in vitamin B2 and B12.