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comment Looking for an Italian cheese similar/identical to the French Brie
@MandoMando I managed to find some Alpino from the Italian brand Osella. It tastes similar, if not idenitcal to many "mainstream" bries but it has not the same creaminess of the Brie I wanted to use. As far as I understand from the answers I got it probably on how long they have been seasoned for. Is it correct to say that longer "seasoned" bries will be more creamy and hence the Alpino I tried must have been seasoned only for a minimum amount of time?
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comment Looking for an Italian cheese similar/identical to the French Brie
Thanks for your contribution, it helps me to have an idea on what to ask and improve my "food culture"
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comment Looking for an Italian cheese similar/identical to the French Brie
Thanks Viola, this is a more complete answer. I went to my local store and found some Tomino, however they are not identical. I have ordered some "Alpino" and hope that they will be fine. The owner confirmed that they should be similar to Brie.
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comment Looking for an Italian cheese similar/identical to the French Brie
Thanks, it does look similar to brie and I remember trying it once. I will go in a shop tomorrow and try buying it to see if it works :). Thanks for the link :). fattorieosella.it/it/formaggi-osella/prodotti/…
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comment Looking for an Italian cheese similar/identical to the French Brie
Yes of course there is a reason :). Its for a competition and wanted to use only Italian ingriedients but have created a recipe that is perfect with brie. I tried substituting it with different types of Italian cheese (e.g. light Pecorino, Tosella, Puzzone, Gorgonzola) but it doesn't result in the same delicate flavour that Brie can give. I am aware that Italy has 300+ types of cheeses so there must be something out there that will fit :). I'll go and speak with a local diary farm tomorrow and try grasp some more info :)