This cheese is Brie's little brother; some say that it is the grandfather.
It is smaller and thicker than Brie but otherwise possesses all the characteristics of a Brie.
This cheese can be either farmed or industrially produced. Its taste is sweet and melting, with an almond flavour.
One should choose a Coulommiers which is soft to the touch with a white heart set in a pate of pale yellow.Its white velvet rind has a slight reddish pigmentation.
The pâte is very supple and soft.