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Camembert

Camembert

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 flavor. 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.

  • Region: Normandy
  • Synonyms: Camembert Le Châtelain
  • Fat content: 45%
  • Rind: bloomy
  • Color: pale yellow

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So I just had my first piece of Camembert: Holy crap is it the worse cheese I ever had. The taste is stuck in my nose pic.twitter.com/hx3C8CtjqQ
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Camembert cheese, when a picture works better than words... pic.twitter.com/HXnBXbgc5g
Jul 21
Definitely can't live without camembert cheese in my life. pic.twitter.com/xUusicjLfF
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The best recipe for bbq'd potatoes! Just add pancetta, taleggio cheese (Brie or Camembert will do) & thyme. #loveit pic.twitter.com/e1kbUTrikQ
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.@gbkburgers definitely does burgers right... Chicken, Cranberry sauce and Camembert cheese... pic.twitter.com/dAYS8X7C61
Jul 16
@bmansuniverse Draining Camembert at @nichefoodgroup. Hopefully 5 weeks till it's on the cheese plate..⌚️ pic.twitter.com/JLSO58H8Fe
Jul 14
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Jul 14
burger special tonight: camembert cheese black truffle aioli smoked bacon over medium egg on a brioche bun! pic.twitter.com/iBXQikkVwh
Jul 12
Bastille Day 🇫🇷 July 14th and just the inspiration to create a divine French Cheese plate of Camembert & Roquefort pic.twitter.com/YrZiHCcVxE
Jul 11
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Leaves that taste of cheese (a very ripe Camembert). Extraordinary stuff from @koppertcressUK pic.twitter.com/HXMZDUyJXi
 
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