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Camembert Cheese

Camembert is a creamy, delicious cow’s milk cheese from Normandy, and one of the most popular bloomy rind cheeses in the world. Thanks to its mild buttery flavor profile and luxurious creamy interior everyone loves the taste of this sensational French cheese. At Gourmet Food Store we pride ourselves on sourcing some of the finest brands of this sensational cheese and with stocking an incredible selection of camembert for sale online at a great price! Explore our selection below- we offer overnight delivery!
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Camembert Du Bocage
Camembert Du Bocage
from France by Royal Faucon

A lush, creamy and buttery cow's milk cheese, this Camembert from Normandy has a mild flavor that finishes smoothly on the palate.

4.6(34 reviews)
Camembert Le Chatelain (pre order)
Camembert Le Chatelain (pre-order)
from France by Le Chatelain

Deceptively similar to your average Camembert, le Chatelain has a stronger, more intense flavor.

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Camembert Rustique - Pre Order -
Camembert Rustique (pre-order)
from France by Rustique

From the milk of Normandy cows, coveted AOC-awarded Camembert has the characteristic mold-covered rind.

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Bent River - Camembert Style Cheese
Bent River - Camembert Style Cheese
from United States by Alemar Cheese Company

American craftsmanship meets French tradition in this Camembert style cheese from Minnesota.

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from France by Rodolphe Le Meunier

Each bloomy wheel offers a lush and buttery cheese within, perfect for everything from brunch to dessert!

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About Camembert Cheese

Camembert is a soft, creamy, and slightly tangy cheese that hails from the Normandy region of France. It’s categorized as a bloomy rind cheese, and it is typically a young cheese, aged about four weeks — as the cheese ages, the texture grows creamier and runnier, and the flavor more intense.

The creation of Camembert cheese is an art form, and it all begins with fresh cow's milk. The milk is allowed to curdle, then carefully molded into its signature small, round shape. Afterward, the cheese is left to mature for several weeks. This maturation process, called "affinage," is where the magic happens. During this time, the cheese develops a velvety white rind and soft, creamy interior.

Origin and History

Camembert was first crafted by Marie Harel, a French farmer, in the late 18th century, and the method has been passed down through generations ever since. It gained fame during World War I when it became a staple for French soldiers and today, is celebrated as a global delicacy.

Camembert Pricing and Varieties

For connoisseurs who appreciate the finer things in life, Gourmet Food Store offers a selection of exceptional Camembert cheeses. From the velvety and mild D'Affinois to the robust and earthy Le Chatelain, you'll find a range of options to suit your taste and preferences – even the unique blue cheese camembert. Prices may vary depending on the brand and origin, but you can trust that every product at Gourmet Food Store meets the highest quality standards.

How to Serve and Eat Camembert

Camembert is the ideal cheese for the cheese board. This crowd-pleasing fromage naturally pairs with other cheeses, gourmet meats, and a variety of fruit and nuts. It’s also simply delicious when paired with a crust loaf of French bread, or some simple crackers. Add it to sandwiches for a creamy layer of flavor or bake in pastry for an exquisite warm appetizer. Drizzle with honey or pair with fruit preserves to round out this cheeses’ flavors.

To savor its creamy richness, remove it from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to let it reach its optimal temperature, place it on a wooden board and let guests cut into its soft center, revealing the luscious texture within. Our cheese shop has a great selection to explore!

Camembert also melts beautifully and is great when you give it a little warming. Warm it up in the oven so the center turns gooey and decadent or wrap it up in pastry dough and bake for a fabulous camembert recipe.

Pairing Camembert

This is a versatile cheese that complements a variety of flavors. Pair it with sliced apples, pears, or grapes for a sweet contrast. For a more savory experience, add some honey, chutney, or fig preserves. It also shines in salads, quiches, and sandwiches, adding a touch of sophistication to your culinary creations.

Wine Pairings

For a classic choice, Champagne's effervescence and acidity cleanse the palate, complementing Camembert's richness. A buttery Chardonnay with oak notes creates a harmonious match, while a Pinot Noir offers a balanced blend of fruitiness and acidity. If you prefer white wine, a Sauvignon Blanc's bright acidity and citrus notes provide a refreshing contrast. A semi-sweet Riesling can balance the cheese's richness with sweetness, and a tawny Port with its nutty flavors can be an indulgent choice. Light and dry rosé wine can be versatile, while a bold Syrah (Shiraz) complements Camembert's depth of flavor.

Camembert cheese vs Brie

Brie and Camembert, with their bloomy rinds, earthy yet buttery taste, and the spreadable creamy consistency many people mistake one for the other. Here are some differences:

  •  Location  — Both cheeses originated in France but Brie is said to have been created first in the Ile de France while Camembert cheese hails from Normandy.
  • Fat Content — Both cheeses are made from cow's milk but cream is added to Brie, giving it a higher milk fat content and an overall creamier texture.
  • Size — Often sold by the wedge Brie is generally made in comparatively large wheels usually 9-17 inches in diameter, while a wheel of Camembert is just five inches across.
  • Taste — While many contend there is no difference in the flavor of these mild buttery cheeses, you’ll often hear them both described as being nutty, fruity. Grassy, or even slightly mushroomy in flavor. Thanks to Bries injection of cream it is milder in flavor so for those of you who prefer a more forward flavor profile look to the rich notes of Camembert cheese!

Visit to explore our handpicked selection of Camembert cheeses and embark on your own journey into the world of fine foods. Whether you're a seasoned gourmand or a newcomer to the world of artisanal cheeses, Camembert is a true delight that will captivate your senses.

Camembert Cheese Questions And Answers

Q:What is camembert cheese?
A:A creamy bloomy rind cheese from France, made of cow’s milk, very popular for cheese boards.
Q:Which is the best camembert cheese?
A:In the 2023 Mondial du Fromage, Camembert au Lait Cru was crowned best camembert in the world.
Q:Where can I buy camembert?
A:Right here at! Order online and we’ll deliver to your door.
Q:What is the difference between Brie and Camembert?
A:Camembert is often compared to its cousin, Brie. They’re both French and they’re made much in the same way. However, Brie has cream added to it. The secret to Camembert's allure lies in its distinctive production process and the quality of the milk used.
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