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What’s My Name? Camembert
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a cow’s milk cheese with a white bloomy rind. I’m at my truest form when made with raw milk, but if you buy me in America I’m probably pasteurized.
Where Am I From? I’m born in Normandy, but countries all over the world are making their own versions of me.
Three Words That Describe Me: Funky, promiscuous, and supple.
Fun Fact: I look a lot like my cousin Brie, but don’t confuse us. I’m much more petite and lean, since I don’t have added cream like Brie does. I’ve also got a funkier flavor and a seductively gooey paste.
What Do I Smell Like? Wild mushrooms and barn.
What Do I Feel Like? Springy like memory foam.
What Do I Taste Like? Butter gone rogue and stanky
Favorite Foods: Fresh apples, dark honey, crusty baguette, and dried fruits like figs and apricots. If you’re feeling adventurous, tuck me into puff pastry and bake until I’m hot and runny.
Favorite Beverages: I love bubbly hard cider, light fruity reds, and champagne.
Where to Find Me: I’m pretty easy to find at supermarkets like Whole Foods and Mariano’s. Ask your local monger or specialty food’s store about local versions of me, too!
What I’ll Cost You: About $8-20 a wheel
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Special thanks to Peterson Cheese for sending over a sample of me to the Cheese Sex Death headquarters!