Comox Brie - Natural Pastures
A rind can protect a cheese, promote ripening, augment flavour, and provide a visual and textural contrast to the paste. When expertly made, the bloomy rind should be thin and moist enough to appear smooth with no cracks. Often these rinds will smell of fresh mushrooms. The downy covering is created from the addition of a mould called penicillium candidum, which causes the cheese to ripen from outside in.