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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Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened Cheese
Cambozola Black Label is a Masterpiece from the German company Kaserei Champignon. This gourmet cheese is a triple cream soft-ripened blue cheese that is matured in special cold cellars (cold ripened). The cheese has a unique natural gray mold on the outside and an exquisite blue veining on the inside.
The flavor can be characterized as nutty with a sweet note. Serve the Cambozola Black Label with a good glass of wine and enjoy.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces.
If you would like to order an entire wheel of approx. 4.4 pounds, please contact use by email or phone. read more...