I have a favorite recipe (http://www.foodnetwork...). I used a new (to me) double cream brie from France. Could NOT get it to melt! Anyone have any Ideas why? Too young? Wrong kind?
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Brie takes a but to melt. How thick is it? Is it exposed? Actually I'll look at the recipe haha
Yea I don't know why it wouldn't melt. Perhaps it's too thick for the time and heat you're using. I
I have made this recipe probably 100 times. I almost always use the same brie... President (brand) Brie, but the grocery store where I bought this cheese, only had a couple choices, all were imported from France and all were cut wedges from a larger wheel (not my preference).
I always try to cut the cheese into as thin a slice as possible - probably about 3/8" thick.
After I choked down the first couple pieces of quesadilla, I took the remaining pieces, opened them up and put them "inside" down in the skillet to try some direct heat. The cheese retained its shape and just got brown - still no melting.
if you try a different Brie, you might find more meltability. I find president brand to be not very Brie-ish at all. try a French Brie if you have access.
Actually the President brie melted beautifully, it was the French brie that wouldn't melt AT ALL. I am trying to figure out what to avoid next time. I am thinking that it was maybe a bit young... It retained its shape easily when I cut it and the mold on the outside was white, soft and fluffy (which I think indicates a young cheese).
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