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HarryHenderson Wed 12-Jun-19 19:42:41

I've never tried it but always been intrigued.
What does it taste like?
There are many cheeses I've never tried.

The look of it reminds me of melted cheddar... like a fondue. Does it taste of cheddar?

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Sarahlou63 Wed 12-Jun-19 19:47:05

It's a mild, creamy cheese with a distinctive flavour. Doesn't taste like cheddar! I use it to stuff chicken cordon bleu and also pop chunks into baked chicken in cream and white wine sauce.

Lots of places will let you try a nibble of a cheese before you buy.

Sparklfairy Wed 12-Jun-19 19:48:27

It tastes similar to French brie but melty grin

paddington34 Wed 12-Jun-19 19:48:58

Following as I almost bought some today but didn't know what to do with it.

EdWinchester Wed 12-Jun-19 19:49:22

No, not like cheddar, but quite like brie. An earthy taste. An infused baked camembert with ciabatta and antipasto and relishes is heaven.

FinnBalorsAbs Wed 12-Jun-19 19:50:14

It is the cheese of the gods. A lovely strong flavour, a great texture and this is my favourite thing to do with it Camembert with puff pastry twists

orangeshoebox Wed 12-Jun-19 19:51:18

depends on the camembert.
most supermarket ones are mild and creamy and buttery.
some french ones are addictive but can be smelly and quite strong flavoured. they are absolutely amazing baked with garlic.

Expressedways Wed 12-Jun-19 19:51:27

It tastes a bit like Brie if you’ve ever had that. It doesn’t taste like cheddar or a traditional fondue except in the sense that they’re all cheeses. Personally I like it and it’s one of my 2YO DD’s favourites too, it’s not too whiffy or strong for a French cheese!

It’ll be a few quid from a supermarket so why not buy one with your next shop to try?

Sleepyquest Wed 12-Jun-19 19:53:13

Baked Camembert is soooo good but it is an acquired taste!! Dip in some crusty bread, it's delicious! Unfortunately cannot eat it myself as I'm pregnant!

flutterbean Wed 12-Jun-19 19:53:31

I'm currently eating some now grin
It's lovely and creamy. I bake it in a Camembert dish with bacon or chorizo and toast some ciabatta or pita bread to dip in it.

Cuddlysnowleopard Wed 12-Jun-19 19:54:08

It's relatively cheap, so just try it. DS and I are fans. We just eat it on it's own, or with bread and an apple.

Elbbob Wed 12-Jun-19 19:55:12

Put it in the oven for 20 min then dip veg sticks and bread into it! Hmmm

Obviously take the plastic off first and wrap it in foil so it doesn't melt every where.... Look up a recipe online.

mimibunz Wed 12-Jun-19 19:57:26

Smells up the fridge but then you bake it and dip chunks of bread in it and angels sing.

Elbbob Wed 12-Jun-19 19:57:53

Sleepyquest you can have it if you baked it!

www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/pregnancy/can-i-eat-cooked-brie-and-blue-cheese-during-pregnancy/

EdWinchester Wed 12-Jun-19 20:03:18

I ate my own body weight in baked camembert when I was pregnant.

DontCallMeShitley Wed 12-Jun-19 20:18:25

Camembert needs to be left out of the fridge until it goes runny and you think the drains are blocked. Then you eat it on French bread, or on hot toast.

Or buy a supermarket one and stick slices of garlic and springs of rosemary in it and bake it.

It is always better ripe. If you use it unripe you may as well not bother, same with Brie, it needs to be runny to have any flavour.

DontCallMeShitley Wed 12-Jun-19 20:19:34

Camembert needs to be left out of the fridge until it goes runny and you think the drains are blocked. Then you eat it on French bread, or on hot toast.

Or buy a supermarket one and stick slices of garlic and springs of rosemary in it and bake it.

It is always better ripe. If you use it unripe you may as well not bother, same with Brie, it needs to be runny to have any flavour.

DontCallMeShitley Wed 12-Jun-19 20:19:34

Camembert needs to be left out of the fridge until it goes runny and you think the drains are blocked. Then you eat it on French bread, or on hot toast.

Or buy a supermarket one and stick slices of garlic and springs of rosemary in it and bake it.

It is always better ripe. If you use it unripe you may as well not bother, same with Brie, it needs to be runny to have any flavour.

DontCallMeShitley Wed 12-Jun-19 20:19:35

Camembert needs to be left out of the fridge until it goes runny and you think the drains are blocked. Then you eat it on French bread, or on hot toast.

Or buy a supermarket one and stick slices of garlic and springs of rosemary in it and bake it.

It is always better ripe. If you use it unripe you may as well not bother, same with Brie, it needs to be runny to have any flavour.

DontCallMeShitley Wed 12-Jun-19 20:19:35

Camembert needs to be left out of the fridge until it goes runny and you think the drains are blocked. Then you eat it on French bread, or on hot toast.

Or buy a supermarket one and stick slices of garlic and springs of rosemary in it and bake it.

It is always better ripe. If you use it unripe you may as well not bother, same with Brie, it needs to be runny to have any flavour.

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