Though made throughout the world, authentic Camembert is from Normandy, an area of northwest France where cows graze on rich soil scattered with apple trees. Some people claim to be able to taste a hint of apple in Camembert, but overall the cheese is more earthy and nutty. Though often compared to Brie, Camembert is much more robust and complex.
Country of origin: France
Region, town: Normandy, Briouze
Source of milk: Cow’s milk
Texture: Creamy, soft ripened and supple
Flavour: Buttery, creamy, smooth
Aging time: Minimum 3 weeks
Serving suggestion: Silky and oozing on the plate they are delicious with a crispy piece of bread and some olives. Try sprinkling with a little oil and garlic slices and cook olive -This cheese is excellent roasted - Perfect for the picnic.
Wine Pairing: It is best paired with a light red wine such as Beaujolais, Chenin Blanc, St Emilion, St Estephe or traditionally a glass of Normandy cider.