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Camembert de Normandie

1 Small Wheel (240g)



Showing availability for delivery on Friday 3rd December

  • Unpasteurised


This is a soft-ripened, bloomy rind cheese made with raw cow’s milk, principally of the Normande breed of cattle. It is hand-molded with a ladle and matured for at least three weeks. It was developed in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from the town of Camembert, on the advice of a refractory priest. In 1890, the engineer Ridel came up with the idea of wrapping it in a wooden box, which enabled the cheese to be transported easily and thus greatly contributed to its distribution out-side the area. However, without any particular protection, production spread outside Normandy, and the cheese is now imitated all over France and beyond.

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The Cheese Merchant says

In 1983, Camembert de Normandie was granted a registered designation of origin (AOC), and in 1996 it was also granted a protected designation of origin (AOP). The rind is white and downy and sometimes shows red-orange spots; the paste is ivory to light yellow and can have a white chalky center; when the cheese is fully matured all the way through, the paste becomes smooth, soft and shiny, and very small holes appear.

Storage Information and Shelf-life

Keep refrigerated

Shelf Life

Minimum 9 days


Unpasteurised cows milk, animal rennet

Allergy Advice

It contains: Milk


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