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The Brillat-Savarin was created, at the request of some cheese makers, by the Excelsior maker. It is the oldest cheese enriched of fat, invented at the end of the 19th century. It was about presenting a cheese much bigger than the one of the archetype and likely to appear on the table on the occasion of a high-level gourmet meal, at the time where we only served one, when it was allowed. The Brillat-Savarin uses the name of a French gastronome and politician to whom we owe this famous phrase “A meal without a cheese is a beauty without a heart”.
The Brillat-Savarin is enjoyed especially after a meal with bread slightly acid such as Poilane.