Camembert de Normandie

camembert de normandie
secret de fromage #248:

The recipe for Camembert was rescued by a fleeing priest, no wonder some say it smells like God’s feet.

The quintessential French cheese, Camembert is typically a bit stronger in flavor than Brie. It has a taste of wild mushrooms and a buttery texture that melts into the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Enjoy Camembert with a light, fruity red or sweet white wine.

Origin Normandy, France

Production & Aging Aged at least 4 weeks

Appearance Dusted with a white mold swathed by very light brown stripes

Taste & Texture Creamy, butter-textured paste that gives way to light pressure

Wine Pairing Suggestions Beaujolais

Beer Pairing Suggestions Saison, Wheat

Similar Cheeses Brie, Coulommiers

Recipes Featuring Camembert de Normandie

Camembert Skewers
Croque-Monsieur with Camembert and Viande des Grisons
Potato and Cauliflower Gratin
Tartines with Pear and Camembert

Videos Featuring Camembert de Normandie

Twice Baked Potato with Triple Crème
Watermelon Salad with Camembert