I must admit I am a bit of a fan of theirs, for I am yet to be disappointed. When their Rosenborg Brie was introduced to the market, I was asked for my opinion. Canadian cheese maker Castello has yet another cheese to add to its ever-increasing roster.
I immensely enjoy soft cheeses, especially ones that have a tendency to melt in the mouth and have a delicate taste. A good brie is one of those. A good brie is pure sophistication.
Castello’s Rosenborg Brie has a delicate floral hint that makes it easy to pair with a variety of fruit, nuts and chutney. It pairs well with a Chardonney, or even a Pinot Noir. Like any good brie this is equally good served at room temperature or baked. This cheese was surprisingly versatile. When I first brought home the little rounds of cheese I wasn’t sure if I should bake them encased in puff pastry, fry them coated in sesame seeds, melt them in a panini with cranberries and chocolate or enjoy them just as they are on a good baguette. Castello’s Brie is beautiful that way – both versatile and genuine.
But, I must confess I loved this brie served at room temperature with lots of runny honey, toasted pecans, a few tart partridgeberries and a crisp pear. To me it is an effortless appetizer to serve during the holidays .. or to indulge yourself for working so hard during this season.
So, here is a treat for you for working tirelessly to make sure everyone is happy this season - a serving of velvety soft round brie that melts into a creamy aromatic goodness that you don’t have to share with anyone else if you don’t want to. All you have to do is enter the giveaway and Castello will make sure you get your little prize!
The only drawback is that they only have these lovely things available in a small size (125g) – like individual portions . I guess they didn’t want folks to fight over a large one.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment below stating your favourite holiday hors d’oeuvre. I will randomly select one winner who will receive a custom Castello cheese board and a $25 gift voucher from Castello cheeses. You have until Wednesday November 27 to enter. I will announce the winner in the comments section and on my Facebook page shortly after. The winner of the giveaway is comment number 9, randomly chosen by my little one – Ratna Roy.
Disclamer: Due to the nature of this gift, Castello will only be able to ship within Canada. Castello’s Brie is available in most Canadian supermarkets. Thank You!