'Rouge et Noir', A California Brie with Literary Ambitions

Visting one of my local wine stores Amanti Vino a couple of days ago, I had the chance and pleasure to taste 'Rouge et Noir' a California Brie cheese with possible literary ambitions or at least connections.
I was alluding to the closeness of its name with 'Le rouge et le noir' (The red and the black) a classic book by 19th century French writer Stendhal.Cheese_2
This Petaluma made Brie comes to us courtesy of the Marin French Cheese Company and uses Pasteurized Whole Milk and when ripe exhibits strong flavors or if I was more blunt I would call it pungent.

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