Bloomy rind

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A Coulommiers cheese with a bloomy rind
Brie noir with a bloomy rind

A bloomy rind is a cheese rind that is soft and fluffy and white in color. Cheese that uses Penicillium camemberti is prone to developing bloomy rind. Bloomy rind cheese can be described as having "mild and lactic" flavors that may resemble onion or mushroom.[1] They are described as being "ripened from the outside," and usually have creamy textures.[2]

Brie cheese is a type of cheese prone to bloomy rind.[3]

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  1. ^ Sasha Davies (2010). The Guide to West Coast Cheese: More Than 300 Cheeses Handcrafted in California, Oregon, and Washington. Timber Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-60469-090-3. 
  2. ^ Hazard, Jessica. "Style Highlight: Bloomy Rind Cheeses". Culture. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Thorpe, Liz (May 20, 2014). "Cheese 101: All About Bloomy Cheese (AKA Brie and Its Brothers)". Serious Eats. Retrieved April 9, 2018.