Best Brie Cheese You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

The best brie cheese is soft, creamy, and a little funky. It’s great on its own, layered into a simple sandwich, or baked into one of the world’s greatest holiday appetizers (that would be baked brie if you couldn’t guess). It’s the first cheese gobbled up on the cheeseboard. The best brie is sheer perfection.

And while the best brie cheese brand is probably some fancy French stuff known to only the most elite cheesemongers, your local Kroger or Target carries some pretty good stuff, too. We tried the most accessible brie cheeses on the market to find the best brie brands you can buy pretty much anywhere—including wedges, brie bites, and mini wheels. We looked for bloomy, mild rinds (yes, you can and should eat the rind on brie), creamy, gooey insides (this stuff should practically melt at room temperature—although we do include one exception on this list), and a mostly mild flavor with just a touch of funk at the finish. The best brie shouldn’t be bland, but it shouldn’t be camembert, either.

We recently updated this list with a couple new brie cheeses, so read on to check out our new and improved list of the best brie cheese to buy at the grocery store.


Best Flavored

Trader Joe’s Triple Cream Brie Cheese With Green Peppercorns

I’ll say what no one else is brave enough to say: The flavored brie cheeses from Trader Joe’s are not good. The wild mushroom one tastes like it has raw mushrooms in it and the truffle one is bland. Because of this, I had literally zero hope for this Triple Cream Brie with Green Peppercorns. But I know how to admit when I’m wrong. Not all the Trader Joe’s flavored brie cheeses are subpar. This was some of the best brie cheese we tasted! It has whole peppercorns peppered (hehe) throughout the wedge that add so much texture and flavor. It’s intense and I love it! — Jordan Myrick

Credit: Liv Averett

Rating:

8.5/10

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Most Unique

Marin French Cheese Co Petite Breakfast Brie

If you want not only the best brie but the most unique brie for your cheeseboard, grab a teeny, tiny wheel of Petite Breakfast Brie from the Marin French Cheese Co. This brie has no rind. I didn’t even know that was possible! It is firm (this is the exception to our rule of goo we were talking about earlier) and mild. It’s almost closer to provolone than a brie. I didn’t know I was missing this in my life, but now that I do I will be buying it regularly. Plus, it’s so cute! And don’t worry, it’s not just for breakfast.  — Jordan Myrick

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Rating:

8.5/10

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Best for Salad

Saint André Triple Crème Brie

Saint André Triple Crème Brie is made from cow’s milk, but, in my opinion, you would never know. Blindfolded, I would’ve sworn it was goat’s cheese! That’s what is so interesting about this brie. It’s mild and salty. The texture is a little crumbly, which is strange for a triple creme but it works. This would be awesome sprinkled over a salad or some roasted veggies. I wasn’t expecting this cheese and it still managed to surpass my expectations. — Jordan Myrick

Credit: Liv Averett

Rating:

9/10

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Best Basic Brie

Emporium Selection Soft Ripened Double Creme Brie

Emporium Selection Soft Ripened Double Cream Brie (aka Aldi brie cheese) is the best brie for brie haters. It’s so creamy and so mild. There’s no funk whatsoever. That being said, I like cheese as funky as it comes and I still enjoyed this brie! Sometimes you want something that isn’t going to blow out your palate and that is definitely this brie. It would complement so many other flavors without overpowering anything. Spread it on a sandwich or toss it on a cheeseboard and tell me I’m not right. Spoiler alert: You won’t.  — Jordan Myrick

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Rating:

9/10

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 Ile de France Le Brie Mini

Second Best Brie Bites

Ile de France Le Brie Mini

While these brie bites weren’t quite as good as our top best brie bite pick, they deserve a spot on this list. Because they are gooey, extremely creamy, and delightfully funky/cheesy. And people who appreciate those qualities in a cheese don’t often get a snacking cheese. Most snacking cheeses tend to be mild. So, this one’s for you, funk lovers. Each brie bite comes in packaging that resembles an oversized creamer cup, which is pleasing but it does make it somewhat hard to extract the cheese. You have to bang them out of the cups. But it’s worth the effort. Justine Sterling

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Rating:

9/10

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Best for Cooking

Président Soft-Ripened Brie Wheel

President Soft-Ripened Brie Cheese Wheel is the best brie cheese for concocting delicious appetizers. Is it good to eat by itself? Of course. Would it be even better stuffed into some phyllo dough, topped with walnuts and cranberry marmalade and baked until oozing? Absolutely! And it comes in a full wheel, unlike some of the cheeses we tried that are typically sold by the wedge. This is definitely the best brie for cooking and I will be stocking up on it for the holiday season because nothing says Christmas like baked brie.  — Jordan Myrick

Credit: Liv Averett / Target

Rating:

9.5/10

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Supreme Brie Bites

Best Brie Bites

Supreme Brie Bites

Each bag of Supreme Brie Bites is filled with individually packaged little brie bites, so you can throw one in a lunchbox or straight up in your purse or pocket for on-the-go snacking without fear of creating a melty mess. Each brie bite is about the circumference of a ping-pong ball, which is a good size for snacking cheese. The rind is thin and mild. The inner cheese is the perfect amount of creamy (you can safely eat one without a nearby napkin, unlike the Ile de France brie bites) and the flavor is mild with just a touch of funk on the finish. You feel like a real fancy pants snacking on one of these brie bites. — Justine Sterling

Credit: Liv Averett / Instacart

Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Funky

Trader Joe’s Le Delice de Bourgogne

Unlike the brie that took our number one spot, this brie cheese turned all my expectations on its head. That’s why it’s also the best brie in its own way. This tastes like if butter and funky blue cheese had a baby. It’s so pungent and ripe. If you like a funky cheese, this is definitely for you. Plus, it’s so, so soft. It’s practically a spread. This is the brie I will be buying from here on out. Delicate palates and cowards might want to steer clear, though.  — Jordan Myrick

Credit: Liv Averett

Rating:

9.5/10

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Best of the Best

Trader Joe’s Triple Creme Brie

If you’re looking for a standard, flavorful brie that will please both cheese novices and cheese aficionados alike, grab a wedge of Trader Joe’s Triple Cream Brie. It is, hands down, the best brie cheese we tried in the realm of classic, conventional brie cheese. It’s so creamy. The flavor is mild. This completely fulfills my desire to eat chunks of butter (anyone else have this?). When I think of brie, this is what comes to mind and that’s why we’re naming Trader Joe’s the best brie brand to buy.  — Jordan Myrick

Credit: Liv Averett

Rating:

10/10

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Other Products We Tried:
Alouette Creme de Brie Original Brie Spread, Trader Joe’s Truffle Brie, Trader Joe’s Wild Mushroom Brie, President, Laura Chenel Goat Brie, Isigny Ste Mere, Supreme Brie, Private Selection, Boar’s Head, Trader Joe’s Light Brie, Good & Gather Double Creme Brie Wedge, President Wee Brie, Emporium Selection Double Creme Brie (imported from Canada), Marin French Petit Truffle Triple Creme Brie


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