Camembert is a French soft cheese with a typical white rind, made from raw or pasteurized cow's milk. Camembert is definitely one of the most popular French cheeses and in 1996, the Camembert de Normandie has been recognized as a DOP cheese.
Camembert taste is buttery and slightly salty. The rind of this delicious creamy cheeese is covered by a white mold and has a fruity flavor, although this is typical of artisanal Camembert.
Until a short time ago, Camembert was produced with raw milk, but to meet the European health requirements today it is made with pasteurized milk.
Brie and Camembert cheese age for at least 21 days.
How to eat Camembert? French people love serving camembert cheese as is, just accompanied with bread, especially a French baguette, and some citrus fruits or berries jam. It is also very good baked. It melts very well and therefore is suitable for many recipes.
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