Camembert

Camembert is one of France’s most famous cheeses and its appealing taste and texture have raised it to the upper echelons of the world’s favorite cheeses as well. It is reputed to have been created in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from the town of Camembert in the Normandy region of northern France. Cousin of Brie cheese, Camembert has a creamy interior and intensely savory flavor. This “crème de la crème” is most famously presented with baguettes, but can also be served simply with a crisp apple and toasted pecans.