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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.

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.

9 Reasons to Sign Up for Our Artisan Cheese Subscription Box

9 Reasons to Sign Up for Our Artisan Cheese Subscription Box

We know there are lots of cheese-of-the-month clubs, cheese delivery services, and wine and cheese subscriptions out there to choose from. That’s why we’ve designed our cheese subscription boxes with your needs in mind. Our monthly pairing box features American artisan cheese, gourmet crackers, and an accompaniment like charcuterie. It’s like getting a cheese board in a box each month!

How to Pair Cheese and Beer

How to Pair Cheese and Beer

Pairing cheese with beer, wine, or spirits makes both the food and the drink more delicious. But if you’ve never done it yourself, figuring out th...

How to Pair Cheese With Rosé Wine

How to Pair Cheese With Rosé Wine

Featuring Bollini Pinot Grigio Rosato IGT We love to drink pink any time of year—but we tend to reach for rosé wine in spring and summer. An...

How to Pair Cheese With Red Wine

How to Pair Cheese With Red Wine

Wine and cheese are a classic combination. But the complex flavors of red wine in particular are a natural pairing with bold, full-flavored chees...

The Best Cheese Gifts for the Holidays 2021

The Best Cheese Gifts for the Holidays 2021

If there’s one thing we enjoy almost as much as eating cheese, it’s sharing our love of cheese with our favorite people near and far. We all want to stay connected with our loved ones this holiday, and we at Cheese Grotto have developed a cheese gift guide to help you do just that with the cheese fanciers in your life. 

The 10 Best Cheeses to Take Your Grilled Cheese to the Next Level

The 10 Best Cheeses to Take Your Grilled Cheese to the Next Level

There’s nothing quite like a hot, crispy, ooey-gooey grilled cheese—but this comforting classic is so much more than American singles and white bread. 

Cheese Subscription: The Best Jams to Serve With Cheese

Cheese Subscription: The Best Jams to Serve With Cheese

The best jams, jellies, and fruit preserves to serve with cheese from our cheese subscriptions, plus our favorite American jam brands and cheese and jam pairing tips.

Cheese Subscription: The Best Pickles to Serve With Cheese

Cheese Subscription: The Best Pickles to Serve With Cheese

Here’s what you need to know about the best pickle brands we’re sourcing for our subscription box, plus how to pair their products with cheese.