Cheese Grotto I Specialty Cheese and Cheese Storage

How to Select, Store, and Ripen Camembert Cheese

How to Select, Store, and Ripen Camembert Cheese

Few cheeses are as beloved as Camembert. This plush, buttery bloomy rind is an icon of French cheese with an intriguing backstory, enticing flavors and textures, and influence on cheesemakers and cheese lovers around the world. Here’s everything you need to know about Camembert cheese, including what it is, where it’s from, and how to store, serve, and pair it with food and drink.

The Best Camembert Cheese Pairings

The Best Camembert Cheese Pairings

Luscious, creamy Camembert is one of our absolute favorite cheeses—and its rich texture and buttery, earthy flavor notes make it ideal for pairing with wine, beer, and other foods. Whether it’s firm and mild or runny and ripe, this snowy-white bloomy rind can be the star of any cheese board or cheese tasting. Here’s how to serve French Camembert cheese, plus some of our favorite foods and drinks to pair with it.

Camembert Versus Brie: What's the Difference?

Camembert Versus Brie: What's the Difference?

Camembert cheese and Brie cheese have a lot in common. These French cheeses look and taste similar, and they can be stored and eaten in similar ways. But key differences in their characteristics and how and where they’re produced make each cheese unique. Here’s a breakdown of the differences between Camembert and Brie.

Who Invented Camembert Cheese?

Who Invented Camembert Cheese?

Camembert is one of the most beloved bloomy rind cheeses. Known for its snowy white rind, buttery flavor, creamy texture, and small size, this iconic French cheese has a fascinating—and possibly apocryphal—history. Here’s the legendary origin story of Camembert cheese.

What Is Camembert Cheese?

What Is Camembert Cheese?

Camembert is one of France’s most iconic cheeses. This luscious, buttery, bloomy rind cheese is delicious whether it’s served on a cheese board or baked into puff pastry. Here’s what to know about Camembert cheese.

Building an American Flag Cheese Board for Fourth of July

Building an American Flag Cheese Board for Fourth of July

This video outlines how to build an American flag cheese board.  Featuring strawberries, Coach Farm Goat Cheese, Jasper Hill Farm Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese, and blueberries, the American-style cheese board looks wonderful on our American-made Adagio cheese server.

The Best Way to Store Bloomy Rind Cheese

The Best Way to Store Bloomy Rind Cheese

Bloomy rind cheeses are some of the most popular cheeses out there, especially for special occasions. Brie, Camembert, and other bloomies hail fr...

What is Bloomy Rind Cheese?

What is Bloomy Rind Cheese?

One of the most beloved categories of specialty cheese, bloomy rind styles are covered with a white, downy rind, which is often a mix of penicillium candidum (fluffy white-colored mold) and geotrichum candidum (squiggly cream-colored fungus).

How to Store & Ripen Camembert Cheese

How to Store & Ripen Camembert Cheese

Ever wondered how to best store & ripen Camembert at home?  Here is a step-by-step guide outlining the stages and ages of a Camembert-style cheese when stored in our Cheese Grotto.  After you read this, you'll understand when you want to cut into your wheel of bloomy-rind cheese.

How to Build a Healthy Cheese Plate

How to Build a Healthy Cheese Plate

Health educator and cheese researcher, Babs Hogan, has discovered that specialty cheese is a superfood, and that it has real nutritional benefits.  This post highlights the top 9 healthiest cheeses and their nutritional benefits so you can build a guiltless cheese board.  Cheese is healthy, read this to learn why.

Our Complete Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate (You're Welcome)

Our Complete Guide to Pairing Cheese and Chocolate (You're Welcome)

Both cheese and chocolate are delicious and complex. Both are maddeningly addictive. They make you feel elated, and are aphrodisiacs.  Cheese and chocolate pair well together and they pair well with wine, beer, and liqueurs.  This a step-by-step guide to pairing cheese and chocolate for your next dessert cheese board.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

Consider storing your cheese at room temperature.

If you have the proper cheese storage, you can store your cheese at room temperature for up to 10 days.  Before refrigeration in Europe + the Middle East, specialty cheese was produced to preserve and extend the shelf-life of milk and cream.  French cheese safes were used in France, but now we have the Cheese Grotto!