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Camembert cheese

Published on October 2, 2015 by Chris Robinson

Camembert

Visit the village of Camembert for a glimpse of the authentic, old, rural, and agricultural Normandy. Located between the Pays d’Auge and the Pays d’Ouche there are several places in Camembert where you can taste the cheese and learn more about Camembert it. The most popular story about the creation of Camembert cheese is that it was developed in 1791 during the French Revolution by the wife of a local farmer. She is said to have been helped by a priest who had fled his native area of Brie which was already known for its cheese-making excellence.  You can also visit the Museum of Camembert.

 

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Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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