Mmmmm, Camembert

One of the downsides of living in the US is the lack of unpasteurized cheeses. I don’t think there is an epidemic of disease in Europe because of Camembert, but the US has put up the barriers to such “health risks” (though I can recall reading about a hearty band of New York foodies that smuggle in unpasteurized cheeses with some regularity).

But tonight after dinner my wonderful hosts brought out a cheeseboard. Nothing dramatic, but even the supermarket-bought Camembert de Normandie was utterly delicious. That’s something I really miss.

2 thoughts on “Mmmmm, Camembert

  1. Phililppe Sion


    You have one of the best cheese places in the Bay Area just around your corner! The Cheeseboard, opposite “Chez Panisse” on Shattuck Av. They have some raw milk cheeses (yes, I miss them too). They also do great pizzas, just next to the cheese shop.
    There is also the cowgirl creamery in the Ferry Building in SF.


  2. Lance Knobel

    Maybe I’ve missed the right cheeses at the Cheeseboard and the Cowgirl Creamery. I’ll have another look, but everything I’ve tried here hasn’t lived up to the best unpasteurized cheeses in Europe


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