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Monday, 23 July 2018

Camembert Cheese ... and a LCHF recipe suggestion

Camembert is a soft cows’ milk cheese with a furry white rind speckled with beige, and a creamy, pale interior which becomes increasingly yellow as the cheese matures. The best examples are usually made from raw milk, but most mass-produced camembert's are now pasteurised.

When fully ripe, camembert has a pungent, strongly-flavoured and runny interior somewhat similar to the milder brie. Unlike brie, which is produced in large flat wheels, camembert is made in individual cheeses about 11cm/4.5in in diameter.

Buyer's guide:
The very best camembert, made in the traditional way, will be labelled Camembert de Normandie appellation d’origine contrôlée au lait cru, which means it has been made from unpasteurised milk in a particular region of northern France. Good camembert is also made in south-west England.

Camembert becomes increasingly soft as it matures, and should be springy to the touch when ripe. It’s available year-round, but AOC Camembert is considered to be at its best from March to October.


Unripe camembert should not be refrigerated, as this will disrupt the maturing process: keep it in a cool place for a few days before consuming.

More about Camembert Cheese here

Coconut Camembert : LCHF

Serves 2
½ Camembert cheese,
1 egg, beaten,
2 tbsp. fine desiccated coconut,
olive oil for frying,
30g baby spinach,
5 cherry tomatoes,
10 slices cucumber,
40g berries of your choice,
balsamic vinegar, to serve

1. Cut the cheese into 4 wedges; dip each wedge in beaten egg and then coconut to coat.

2. Heat the oil in a small pan and cook wedges for 30-60 seconds each side until golden brown.

3. Make a salad by tossing together the spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and berries
and serve cheese wedges on top, drizzled with vinegar.

This makes such a lovely lunch, or starter
from an original idea

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...Camembert, a cheese new to me.

DUTA said...

In our parts this kind of cheese is expensive, but it's good to know about it; composition, storage, etc..
Your salad recipe has both veggies and fruit (berries), so its fine taste is assured.

Martha said...

I'm not sure if I've ever tried this cheese. But it does sound very tasty!

Christine said...

Interesting, I would've confused it with Brie but now I know, thanks.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love most cheeses. This sounds yummy. Enjoy your day and the week ahead.

Catarina said...

I love camember cheese. Don't eat that often due to its fat content.

Valerie-Jael said...

Camembert is always delicious. Hugs, Valerie

Lorrie said...

I love Camembert. Sadly, the stuff we get here in Canada is often pasteurized and lacks the authentic flavour of Normandy. I like the idea of using coconut as a coating for this recipe.

This N That said...

Love Camembert Cheese..looks yummy

Jo said...

I've never tried camembert but it's a cheese I want to try.


Se te abre el paetito, viendo tan rica receta. Eso me recuerda que ya es hora de cenar.


Elephant's Child said...

My father told the tale of the first time he came across camembert in Australia. As a European he was familiar with it. The shopkeeper was not. When he asked to buy some, he was told 'I don't think I should sell it. It is soft and runny.' He gladly took the risk.

William Kendall said...

I don't recall hearing of it before.

Snowbird said...

When I ate cheese, I used to love Camembert! How I miss it!xxx

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Dina and I don't experiment with cheese enough

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

...and then reading a lil' closer

...We live in Florida. There is NO cool place, unless it's in the fridge.

bill burke said...

This is new cheese to me, might have to see if they have it in the stores around here. I would love to try it.

Nas said...

I'm not aware of various different cheese names and this is a new for me.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I did not know it is also made in the UK. Any brand names you recommend?

God bless.

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful post and your passion for food . Thanks too for your thoughtful visit. Wishing you a sweet day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Victor S E Moubarak said:
"I did not know it is also made in the UK. Any brand names you recommend?"

Hello Victor, thanks for your comment and question.

There are usually a good selection of Camembert Cheeses in the local supermarket, even better if you should have a speciality cheese shop near you! We enjoy many French ones including President and Le Rustique … but there are others too!

In the UK the major makers are Cornish Country Larder near Newquay, Lubborn Creamery near Chard in Somerset and Carmarthenshire Cheese Company with their Pont Gar range.
Supermarkets like Tesco often stock British Camembert.

As with any food, cheese choices come down to personal choice … I hope you enjoy discovering which brand you prefer!

All the best Jan

Kezzie said...

Mmmm!!! This sounds so tasty! I had a lovely baked camenbert in a pub in Kent once- so nice!

Dianna said...

Thank you for the interesting and helpful information about the cheese. And I will definitely be giving the lemon ice cream recipe a try!

Anonymous said...

that looks and sounds so good!

Debbie said...

i love cheese, i love bri but have never tried this!!!!

Sami said...

I love Camembert, this sounds mouthwatering Jan.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh I'm almost drooling reading this recipe Jan, I love Camembert and Brie so much. I've seen myself eating a whole round of Brie on occassion ☺

Marco Luijken said...

Hmmm...that cheese is looking well. That must be very tasty.
And the meal looks good to. You have delicious recipes Jan.

Greetings, Marco

Teresa said...

El queso me encanta. Saludos.

Amy Purdy said...

I have heard of this kind of cheese but I have never tried it.

Bob Bushell said...

Looks good, needs a salad, delicious.

Magic Love Crow said...

My mouth is watering!

Conniecrafter said...

I sure do learn about things I have never heard before, I do love my cheese but not sure about one that is runny inside