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post #1 of 13
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If the cheese has a "skin" or 'casing" around it (as in you buy a wdge of cheese or the wheel) do you eat it?

As part of my lunch I have a hunk of Brie with the white casing around it. I've been picking it off just in case, but have always wondered if its OK to eat
post #2 of 13
No don't eat it!
post #3 of 13
HECK NO
post #4 of 13
I've always heard that it's fine to eat the rind of brie or camembert. Not the waxy ones around, say a Gouda or Edam.
post #5 of 13
Well, it's usually wax on some cheeses. But generally no - don't eat it.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by ErinandSeamus View Post
I've always heard that it's fine to eat the rind of brie or camembert. Not the waxy ones around, say a Gouda or Edam.
The white casing on the brie is edible...very safe...go ahead...I eat it all the time.

As for the waxy ones as stated above, don't eat that.


Hilda >^..^<
post #7 of 13
It's true, you can eat the white around the brie. A good rule is, if you can't easily peel it off, it's O.K. to eat it.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
It's true, you can eat the white around the brie. A good rule is, if you can't easily peel it off, it's O.K. to eat it.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
A-ha...good to remember!

Gracias!
Hilda >^..^<
post #9 of 13
yep I eat it too.....Brie & Camembert are only ones I can think of, the others like Edam etc is wax
post #10 of 13
It's fine to eat. I don't simply because I don't like it.

If you like Brie and Camenbert, if you ever see a cheese called St. Andre, buy it - you'll love it. It is very mild (milder than Brie), creamy and like eating butter. It is best served at room temperature.

Also if you are a pate lover, when serving crackers and pate, also include a small dish of Port Wine Jelly. A little of the jelly on top of the pate makes for a delicious flavour.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oooo thanks!

I know I have eaten the rind of brie in the past. Just was never sure if it was a different tasting wax.

Yea I think the yellow cheeses are mostly the red wax...that tastes horrible any ways.

I haven't had pate in a while...I'll have to try that!! Thanks!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
If the cheese has a "skin" or 'casing" around it (as in you buy a wdge of cheese or the wheel) do you eat it?

As part of my lunch I have a hunk of Brie with the white casing around it. I've been picking it off just in case, but have always wondered if its OK to eat
The casing on Brie IS ok to eat, but personally, I think it is gross. It is mold, that's why it is white and fuzzy.

On other cheeses, such as Gouda, the red casing is made of wax, and is NOT ok to eat.

Basically, test the texture of the casing - if it is waxy, do not eat. if it isn't, go right ahead and indulge.

Edit: just realized I'm late, and everyone else already said what I said, LOL!!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
If the cheese has a "skin" or 'casing" around it (as in you buy a wdge of cheese or the wheel) do you eat it?

As part of my lunch I have a hunk of Brie with the white casing around it. I've been picking it off just in case, but have always wondered if its OK to eat
Ewww! I wouldn't eat it!!!
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