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Camembert Cheese

By Cathy Strange, May 6, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Cathy Strange
A wheel of Hervé Mons Camembert is a strong, earthy, creamy little piece of heaven. Check out the footage of my interview with Mons during my spring visit – including footage of the caves and the surrounding region. We’ve partnered with Mons, one of the most well respected French affineurs, who selects Camembert exclusively for us from small producers near the lush green pastures of Normandy and then oversees the aging process. Delicately salty and smooth, Hervé Mons Camembert is exquisite when paired with a sparkling wine or a dry French cider and warm, crusty bread. Interested in learning more about cheese? Follow our Global Cheese Buyer and Cheese Fanatic, Cathy Strange on Twitter @WFMCheese.




perri kramer says ...
this is the coolest video! i love these insights into the products at whole foods market.
05/13/2009 9:19:42 PM CDT
Kevin says ...
If I want to serve the Camembert at 7pm how long should I leave it at room temperature prior to serving?
12/15/2012 7:19:15 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KEVIN - I was able to speak with a cheesemonger to get the best answer for you! It depends on what cut you are using, either a wheel or a piece. If it's a wheel, which is the most common, leave it out for about 30 minutes.  It should be fairly aromatic when it is ready to be served! Hope this helps!  
12/17/2012 2:14:03 PM CST
Neal McBurnett says ...
I've loved Herve Mons Camembert for over a decade - thank you! But I just realized that I've been composting the thin little wooden boxes they come in, when I shouldn't be, because of the metal staples! I confirmed that with Ecocycle. Oh dear.... It makes me wonder how much waste is involved on both ends of the spectrum, and whether you've considered other methods of packaging which would be more earth-friendly.
08/25/2014 3:09:12 PM CDT
sally muglia says ...
Your store in Virginia Beach used to have a Normandy camembert that's unrivaled; I haven't found any camembert there since you discontinued this one. Will you carry Camembert in the future? Thanks for answering! Sally
03/29/2015 8:25:23 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SALLY - Our buying is done at the store/regional level so it's best to check with the Virginia Beach store directly to see if they plan to carry more in the future!
03/30/2015 1:52:56 PM CDT
Jo says ...
Just returned from Normandy, France and I want to find a store close to me that sells camembert cheese. Fell in love with the wonderful cheese and want to have friends over for a French evening! Which store near me has camembert? my zip is 90274
05/01/2015 12:03:36 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JO - Since our options will differ between stores, it's best to check with your local store directly. You can run a zip code search here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
05/04/2015 1:59:13 PM CDT
Pam says ...
Just leaving Villefranche sur Mer where we enjoyed some amazing Camembert and epoisses . Apparently Camembert Cru is what I should buy when we get back to BC. Where do I find this as I believe most Camembert is pasteurized Thank you ...look forward to your response Pam fry
05/27/2015 3:16:27 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PAM - Unfortunately I do not have a list of products available in each store. Check with your local store to find out what they have in stock!
05/28/2015 3:19:26 PM CDT