Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Soft-Ripened cheeses. Soft-ripened cheeses (also called surface-ripened or bloomy cheeses) are ripened from the outside in; they are soft and often runny at room temperature. The most common soft-ripened cheeses have a white, bloomy rind that is sometimes flecked with red or brown. The rind is edible and is produced by spraying the surface of the cheese with a special mold, called penicillium candidum, before the brief aging period. Soft-ripened cheeses can be made with raw or pasteurized milk, but the ones made with pasteurized milk cannot be imported into the US due to the USDA required 60 days maturation time. Cheeses in the soft-ripened category include brie, camembert styles, and the triple crèmes. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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Sharing great food with friends and family is an essential part of living the good life! The La Bonne Vie Camembert complete the perfect appetizer or fresh salad. Pair any of this delicious cheese with a glass of wine and you will experience, 'La Bonne Vie'.
Camembert gets its name from it's town of origin, Camembert, France. Called a bloomy rind cheese…it is flavored by a mold that leaves a powdery white bloom on their surfaces as they age. It is an excellent choice for a cheese board served as the last course of a fine meal. Bring to room temperature before serving.
An elegant hors d'oevre with crackers and fruit. This cheese is also delicious when baked with fruits or olives. read more...