Camembert is arguably the most popular and famous French cheese and has become something of a national emblem. Legend has it that Camembert was created during the French Revolution using a Brie recipe in molds used to make Livarot and since then it has become a much revered symbol of France.
The cheese itself is soft and creamy with mushroomy, earthy flavours which grow as the cheese matures. Great as it is but it's also a classic baking cheese where it becomes a gooey, runny delight. We recommend baking it with garlic and rosemary and dipping in boiled potatoes.
Don't be fooled by supermarket Camemberts and make sure you get a 'Camembert de Normandie' as opposed to just a 'Camembert'.
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