Camembert is said to have been invented in the Normandy village of Camembert in the late 1700s, it grew in popularity when it was added to French military ration packs during World War I.
"Though it looks similar to Brie, this bloomy rind cheese offers a more robust, distinct flavor than its creamy cousin. When traveling in Normandy, a charming coastal region in northwest France, I enjoyed it with a pour of Calvados—an apple brandy native to the region. The earthy, mushroomy notes of Camembert feel firmly rooted in this colder, wetter climate, which may be why the locals enjoy eating it roasted in the coals of a firepit, topped with honey and dried cranberries."Jean-Fromage
Replacement Suggestion: Président® Camembert Bio - 8oz or Président® Double Crème - 8oz