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, Côtes du Rhône, Sauternes
Beer Pairing Suggestions Saison, Wheat
Similar Cheeses Brie, Coulommiers