Cheese of the day:

Lemon Myrtle Chevre

Find over 1750 specialty cheeses from 74 countries in the world's greatest cheese resource


Marie Harel created the original Camembert cheese from raw milk in Normandy, France in 1791. Today, however, a very small percentage of producers make cheese from raw milk with the same process as Marie Harel would have used. Those who produce cheese using Marie Harel's method, can legally call their cheese Camembert Normandie under the AOC guidelines. However, the production of Camembert cheese has now transcended the AOC designation. Very good varieties of Camembert cheese made from pasteurised milk can be found in Normandy today. The best of them is the Camembert Le Châtelain.

The fresh Camembert cheese is bland, hard and crumbly in texture. Young Camembert has a milky and sweet taste. As the cheese matures it forms a smooth, runny interior and a white bloomy rind that is typical to Camenbert cheese. It has a rich, buttery flavour. The rind is bloomy white caused by a white fungus, called penicillium candidum.The rind is meant to be eaten with the cheese.

This cheese is best paired with a light red wine such as Beaujolais, Chenin Blanc, St Emilion, St Estephe or traditionally a glass of Normandy cider.

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: France
  • Region: Normandy, Camembert
  • Family: Camembert
  • Type: soft, artisan, soft-ripened
  • Fat content: 45%
  • Texture: chalky, runny, smooth, soft, soft-ripened and supple
  • Rind: bloomy
  • Colour: pale yellow
  • Flavour: buttery, creamy, milky, sweet
  • Aroma: earthy
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Synonyms: Camembert Le Châtelain, Camembert de Normandie PDO

Other French cheeses:

Top photos from Twitter

Jan 30
Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delici…
Jan 29
Turkey sandwich on focaccia bread w camembert cheese and honey mustard 👌
Jan 27
Okay, I lied. I made grilled chicken salad w/garden veggies, mandarin oranges & almonds. Paired w/Camembert cheese.
Jan 26
Potatoes with camembert and gouda cheese, eggs and sweetcorn
Jan 25
My sad cheese plate lol ... Camembert, Boursin, Chevre
Jan 24
Calling cheese lovers baked camembert studded with garlic&rosemary served with ciabatta&chilli jam #cheese #spottedog
Jan 24
Our £5 cheese bag today contains: St Duthac (salty tang), Tain Cheddar (smokey) & Camembert (delicately salty)
Jan 22
#French #Cheese > 3 main families: 1pressed cheeses ex. Cantal 2soft cheeses ex. Camembert 3blue cheeses ex.Roquefort
Jan 22
Lunch time! How about a Turkey #burger with Camembert cheese & cranberry sauce?
Jan 22
Camembert on walnut bread tastes even better when the cheese was 99c at Clarence St Pak'n'Save #nomnom #lovethetron
Jan 21
Ewe Bewety CHEESE by Grandvewe CHEESES, an adaptation of reblochon & CAMEMBERT recipes wrapped in vine.
Jan 20
@1GreedyBlogger: Baked Camembert – cheese perfection” what could be dreamier!
2015 © Worldnews, Inc. Privacy Policy Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter