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Camembert: the jewel of French cheeses

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The cheese, to which the village gave its name, is not the only source of pride for this small community, so typically Norman. It celebrates several other good regional products: for example cider, pommeau (apple aperitif wine), poiré (pear cider), calvados (apple brandy); specialities which may be tasted at source, at good restaurants, or at local events. Don't miss a visit to the "Maison du Camembert" which has an extensive presentation of the village itself and on the cheese making technique, as well as an exhibition of objects relating to the dairy industry…

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The famous cheese was perfected in 1791 by a lady farmer from Camembert, Marie Harel, thanks to advice received from a rebel priest from Brie who was taking refuge in her home. Her daughter, whose name was also Marie, and her descendants developed the production. As of 1916 it was part of the soldiers rations which helped it to gain nationwide renown.



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Follow in the footsteps of Marie Harel and Camembert, and sample the local fare of the Orne which gives this region its gastronomic reputation. Guest house accommodation from 79€ /person (based on a double room). Simply call + 33 (0) 2 33 28 07 00.

Camembert: the jewel of French cheeses