Soft, bloomy rind cheeses bring a creamy texture to your cheese board and go well with a wide range of accompaniments, both sweet and savory. Here are Nick's top three bloomy rind cheeses:
Fromager d'Affinois: A French double-cream brie, this is a great choice for a beginner's cheese plate because the flavors aren't too strong or too mild: it's a perfect balance of sweet and tangy.
Mt. Tam: A triple-cream brie with a rich, silky, buttery texture.
French Prairie Brie: A rich, creamy brie from Oregon (holla!) with grassy, earthy notes.