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A creamy, mold-ripened cheese that softens on the inside as it matures.

[French, after Camembert, a village of northwest France.]


(ˈkæməmˌbɛə; French kamɑ̃bɛr)
(Cookery) a rich soft creamy cheese
[French, from Camembert, a village in Normandy where it originated]


(ˈkæm əmˌbɛər)

a soft cow's-milk cheese with a creamy golden center and a whitish rind.
[1875–80; after Camembert, village in Normandy where it was first marketed]
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Noun1.Camembert - rich soft creamy French cheese
cheese - a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
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The acquisition for an undisclosed sum will see Milk Link add the Gevrik soft goats cheese and St Endellion Cornish Brie brands to its line-up of cheeses, along with other Cornish Bries and Camemberts that will complement Milk Link's portfolio of Cheddars, hard and crumbly territorials, and-Stilton.
I like to buy and use the small camemberts that come in wooden boxes as they look great on the table.
1 large (8-ounce) Camembert OR 2 small (5 ounces EACH) Camemberts
A ripening Camembert wedge, all oozing butteriness, sits atop a chunky rectilinear slab of what might be chalk or cement, which itself rests on four rather squashed mini-Camemberts--its "feet" (a pun on the odor?
The bries and Camemberts and Roqueforts are still there in all their fatty glory.
The Assemblee Generale Constitutive du Syndicat des Veritables Camemberts de Normandie was therefore formed in 1909 to defend the illustrious cheese, by defining it as follows:
For the Normandy producers' coop, the season has been a productive one: "For the first time this year we offered retailers camemberts fully matured for December 21," says export director Yves le Bellec.
I've been toying with the idea of baking a whole brie-type cheese in pastry with some fruity element for a while now, and the arrival of the quinces plus a delivery of small British camemberts from my man in Birk-Birk by meant that there was no time like the present to get working on things.