Camembert cheese is made from pasteurised or unpasteurised cows' milk, and is ripened by Penicillium moulds for at least three weeks. It is produced in small rounds, about 250 grams in weight, which are then typically wrapped in paper and packaged in thin wooden boxes. When fresh, it is quite crumbly and relatively hard, but characteristically ripens and becomes more fluid and strongly flavoured as it ages.
Camembert can be used in many dishes, but is also popularly eaten uncooked on bread or with wine or meat, to enjoy the subtle flavour and texture which does not survive heating. It is usually served at room temperature.
Bongrain produces a light version called Rustique Léger which only contains 13% fat and a large pasteurised version called Le Grand Rustique which weighs 1kg.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Camembert cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Camembert cheese.
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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