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Late-Summer Brie Recipe

Late-Summer Brie

A recipe to delight

As the warm days of summer begin to wane, we find ourselves craving dishes that bridge the gap between carefree summer delights and the sophisticated flavors of fall. This charming late-summer Brie recipe strikes the perfect balance between the seasons. Join us as we explore the magic of this dish, inspired by my passion for Italian traditions and crafted with a touch of modern elegance.

Brie, A Timeless Classic:

This cheese’s velvety texture and buttery taste make it a popular choice for any occasion, from casual picnics to formal gatherings. The delicate flavor of Brie pairs exceptionally well with both sweet and savory elements, offering a versatile canvas for culinary creativity (and wine pairings!).

Fragola Strawberries

Italian strawberries, or fragole italiane, are known for their sweet and juicy taste, making them a delightful addition to various dishes, including desserts, salads, and even savory dishes. Daintily placed atop the Brie and honey, they add bursts of juicy freshness that invite you to relish the moment, just as Italians do while enjoying their “dolce far niente” – the sweetness of doing nothing.

The Art of Assembly:

To recreate the magic in your own kitchen, follow these simple steps:

  1. For best results, consider leaving your Brie at room temperature for an hour before baking. This simple step will take the chill off the cheese and ensure more even baking.Once the hour has passed, carefully unwrap the Brie and place it on a square of parchment paper. Position the parchment-topped Brie in your Brie-baker or dutch oven, to contain any oozy goodness during baking.
  2. Gently slide the prepared Brie into a preheated oven set at 350°F and let it bake for a duration of 10 to 20 minutes. The baking time may vary based on the size of your Brie and its initial temperature before baking. To determine its readiness, I recommend checking on the Brie at the 15-minute mark and adjusting the baking time accordingly.
  3. Top the Brie with Pecans, Honey, and Fragola Strawberries
  4. Enjoy with crispy bruschetta

Brie Baker

At the Folino Estate Bottle Shop, you’ll find the perfect companion for this late-summer dish – a charming Brie baker! This ceramic gem will bring a touch of rustic Italian countryside charm to your table. The baker, with its engravings and earthy hues, embodies the spirit of traditional Italian craftsmanship and elevates the presentation of this elegant but approachable dish.

Pairing Perfection: Folino Estate Rosato Secco Dry Rose Wine

No Italian feast is complete without the perfect wine pairing. The Folino Estate Rosato Secco Dry Rosé wine, with its lively notes of strawberry, red apple, and an underlying citrus tone, harmonizes flawlessly with the late-summer Brie recipe. Sipping this delightful Rosato while savoring the flavors of this brie will transport you to the sun-kissed vineyards of Italy, where time seems to slow down, and every moment is savored.

The true essence of this charming late-summer Brie recipe lies not only in the tantalizing flavors but also in the overall experience. The visual appeal of the dish, with its warm colors and elegant presentation, makes it a feast for the eyes as much as for the taste buds. It encourages us to savor the last moments of summer’s bounty while setting the stage for the forthcoming fall harvest. To that we say “Salute!”