Fromage de Meaux is a Brie-style cheese from Seine-et-Marne, France. Meaux began as a small village settled by a Gaul tribe called the Meldes. Today, the Meldes lend their name to the city of Meaux as well as its inhabitants, called Meldois. Fromage de Meaux approximates better than any of its American counterparts the true flavor and style of raw milk Brie - and over 25 liters of milk are required to produce just one wheel! When ripe, its rind breaks at the slightest touch, allowing the beautiful, hay-colored, almost liquid paste to ooze out. The flavor of Fromage de Meaux is deeper and gamier than the mass-produced Bries currently available, with wild flavors of fresh butter, borage, and white pepper. As with many Bries, Fromage de Meaux pairs well with Champagnes; for a change, maybe try it with Beaujolais or Cabernet Sauvignon.