Ile de France Camembert Cheese
Made in the town of Pacé in the Normandie 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 Normandie 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.
 
 
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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!
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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.
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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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written by Joe Nemeth, April 01, 2012
I love your cheese
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written by cristie, January 12, 2012
This is THE best Camembert I have ever tasted. It is special in touch, taste, smell and appearance.
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written by GRETA SHORE, September 16, 2011
How can a person winn the sampling of the cheeses?
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written by Stephanie C., December 28, 2010
Being a French living in the US, I am very pleased of this camembert. Texture, flavor are very close to the good ones in France. I am very happy to have discovered this one after many disappointments.
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written by Chris Leu, December 05, 2010
Love the new Camembert Cheese. Very flavorful.
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written by Annasz, December 04, 2010
I love Normandy Camembert. It has extraordinary taste and texture. The rind is amazing. It's a great pleasure to discover artisians cheese from France.
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written by Emilie, November 10, 2010
To answers some comments about our new recipe.

Our previous Camembert recipe was developed for the US market with a little bit smoother/softer taste than the most authentic Camembert you can find in France.
Over the years, we have seen a trend among US consumers searching for authentic and traditional cheeses. Today, the new Ile de France Normandy Camembert is coming from the birthplace of Camembert, has a robust taste and is crafted following traditional methods.
That being said, the flavor profile is very different and we understand that it can be surprising at first. If you feel this cheese is too strong for you, a solution I would recommend is to go with the Ile de France Brie from the same size/format. You will find the smooth texture and softer taste, you are looking for.

Ile De France Marketing Team
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