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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.

Celebrate Women Cheesemakers With Our Women’s History Month Tasting Box

Celebrate Women Cheesemakers With Our Women’s History Month Tasting Box

The women cheesemakers working today may be forging their own paths, but they’re the latest in a long line of women in dairy and cheesemaking—one that stretches back to the dawn of agriculture. 

History of Cheese Part 6: Present Day

History of Cheese Part 6: Present Day

We conclude our History of Cheese series with the story of how artisan cheesemaking in the United States blossomed from an industry producing forge...

History of Cheese, Part 5: The Industrial Revolution and Commodity Cheese

History of Cheese, Part 5: The Industrial Revolution and Commodity Cheese

Our History of Cheese series has examined cheese in the ancient world, Europe’s rise as a global cheese powerhouse, cheese packaging through the ag...

History of Cheese, Part 4: The Americas

History of Cheese, Part 4: The Americas

So far in our History of Cheese series, we’ve discussed the ancient origins of cheese, the evolution of cheese in Europe, and the history of cheese...

History of Cheese, Part 3: Packaging

History of Cheese, Part 3: Packaging

Ever since cheese has existed, humans have had to devise methods of keeping it safe and delicious to eat for as long as possible. But good packagin...

History of Cheese, Part 2: The Evolution of Cheese in Europe

History of Cheese, Part 2: The Evolution of Cheese in Europe

So far, we’ve learned that the earliest cheesemakers—Neolithic shepherds in the Fertile Crescent—migrated throughout Western Asia, into India and A...

History of Cheese, Part 1: The Ancient Origins of Cheese

History of Cheese, Part 1: The Ancient Origins of Cheese

Where does cheese come from? When most of us think of artisan cheese, we think of Europe, whose funky, wrinkly, stinky, and savory aged varieties h...