About Camembert | Malta
The Maltese are fond of Camembert, be it fresh, young or mature. Marie Harel, a farmer from Normandy, is the creator of that very same cheese. It was made from raw milk, in France in 1791. The cheese, issued to French troops during the First World War, became very set in French culture. As a result it became very popular and also, oddly enough, has a part to play in the influence of literature and history. It is nowadays an international cheese, sold by plenty of French locals and other varieties are produced by different countries.
Types of Camembert
Camembert can be found to change it’s properties as it matures. Different stages of maturity also produce different cheese textures and tastes, as can be seen below.
- Fresh Camembert
- Young Camembert
- Mature Camembert
This cheese has a neutral taste and is hard and crumbly in texture.
Young Camembert in contrast, has a milky and sweet taste.
This Camembert forms a smooth, fluid interior. It also possesses a white rind typical to Camembert cheese.
How Camembert is Made
The cheese is made by introducing bacteria to warmed milk. Rennet is added to the mixture and is then left to congeal. The curd is then cut into small cubes and is salted. It is then put in specialized Camembert molds, which are turned every 6 to 12 hours. This allows the whey to drain properly. After about 48 hours, each mold will contain a solid and flat cheese mass. This is fresh Camembert and is crumbly and hard. The surface of each individual cheese is sprayed with a solution containing a specific mold (Penicillium Camberti). For health and safety reasons, the cheese is left to ripen for at least three weeks. This process produces the distinctive and fluffy rind which Camembert is known for. It is also edible and pairs up excellently with the creamy interior of the cheese.
Camembert in Food
Camembert and roasted garlic, is a mixture of crumbly bread, soft cheese and roasted garlic bits.
As a Main Course :
Baked Potato Topped With Camembert, is a recipe where the creamy Camembert is combined with some butter and left to melt slowly off a freshly baked potato.
Where to buy Camembert in Malta
You can buy Camembert in Malta at Park Towers Supermarkets in St Julian’s and St Venera, as well as many other fresh products, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, and anything else you may need. Park Towers Supermarkets stocks a wide variety of different brands and fresh foods, so there’s always something for everyone.
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