Ile de France Camembert Cheese
Made in the town of Pacé in the Normandy region of France - the traditional home of Camembert cheese – Ile de France camembert is made with traditional methods and the freshest milk available. Only rBst-free, pasteurized milk from cows that graze in the Normandy region's lush green pastures is used to make Ile de France Camembert.
The milk used to make the new camembert is transformed within 48 hours of milking to ensure absolute freshness. The result is an earthy, full flavored and creamy fromage that features mushroom and nutty overtones – with an extraordinary aromatic bouquet.

The new camembert’s rustic, woody flavor and results from the quality of its ingredients and the traditional cheese making methods used to produce it. A creamy and soft-textured cheese, the Normandie camembert reintroduces under its artisan ivory rind the wonderful flavor of traditional farmhouse French camembert.

The versatile fromage can be enjoyed in a wide variety of dishes, from salads to sandwiches, entrées and even desserts.
In the small town of Camembert, in Normandy, there is a statue in the honor of Marie Harel, who is credited for inventing camembert cheese. In 1791, the farmer molded curd milk with a ladle, creating the very first camembert.

While that was the first instance of camembert, it wasn’t until 1850 that the cheese became widely known. That’s when the French railroad from Paris to Caen, via Lisieux, opened and brought camembert to other areas of the country.

Soon, Napoleon III tasted it and immediately fell in love with the flavorful fromage and began regularly asking for it. Word spread quickly, as the railroad connection between the Normandie region and Paris offered many new outlets and opportunities for people to try the camembert.

The production of camembert began to increase drastically, as the delicious fromage made its way around the country.
Gratin soup recipe
Chicken Salad with Camembert
Ile de France Camembert Sandwich
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written by Holger Luther, June 29, 2017
I was delighted to see Ile de France Camembert at our local Market Basket store, and I buy it regularly there. I've often tried other brands to find them bland, insipid, and without the earthy zest of your cheese. Please do not do anything to change that mouthful of joy.
written by Harry, September 08, 2016
I have just discovered this Camembert, and it is exceptional! Not a cheese for those raised on "cheese food" (a euphemism for something created in a laboratory) but the absolute real deal. This is real, authentic flavor from Normandy. Thank you for this fine product and I hope you continue to make it always.
written by ken williams, August 08, 2016
please don't change your recipes for the Americans, next they'll be coke in the Champagne, be authentic , be French Pfffft to the rest.
written by ken williams, August 08, 2016
tried this cheese from a lovely lady at IGA Picton (NSW Australia).Absolutely love it , reminds me of France and all that is great about their food
written by Greg Wright, May 01, 2016
I can never find Camembert in the grocery stores. What gives?
written by Nick K Wagenfeiler, May 29, 2015
I LOVE the Camenbert cheese from Normandy!! My grocery store, Publix, said it has been discontinued. What gives?
written by Janet Dixon, October 26, 2014
I cut it in wedges, give it an egg bath than panko breading. Fry it up and you will be addicted.
written by Linda Hanley, June 04, 2014
We are so glad you have presented us with a traditional Camembert!!! I was a student in France and have been searching for a local source for traditional Camembert! It is such a pleasure to find it in the supermarket, instead of having to search gourmet shops far and wide! Thank you again from a true Francophile!
written by Etienne LeGuern, May 06, 2014
I first tasted your cheese many years ago, but then I couldn't find it. I found it in Market Basket recently. Your cheese is exactly as I remember it when visiting my family in France. I cannot stand the Presidente cheese. Thank you for coming to Massachusetts again.
written by Atasha, June 25, 2012
Where do I buy them? I bought them few times and love it but it's very hard to find it on local store. I bought it in stop N shop but theyre always out of stock. Is there any place I can buy it locally? I live in MA btw. Thanks
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