Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A creamy, mold-ripened cheese that softens on the inside as it matures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A village in Basse-Normandie, France, famous for being the place where camembert cheese was invented.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of rich, soft, unpressed cream cheese made in the vicinity of Camembert, near Argentan, France; also, any cheese of the same type, wherever made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rich soft creamy French cheese

Etymologies

French, after Camembert, a village of northwest France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin Campus Maimberti ("field of Maimbert"), a West Germanic personal name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All natural butter caramels from Brittany small size in Camembert box

    garde-robe - French Word-A-Day

  • Consider the cheese of Camembert, which is hard also, and also lives in

    First and Last

  • While state laws covering the sale of fresh cheese vary, the FDA says soft cheeses such as Camembert and Brie from raw milk are unsafe to eat, as are butter, yogurt and other products made from unpasteurized cow or goat's milk.

    A Clash Over Unpasteurized Milk Gets Raw

  • But the FDA says soft cheeses, such as Camembert and Brie, from raw milk are unsafe to eat, as are butter, yogurt and other food made from unpasteurized cow or goat's milk.

    A Clash Over Unpasteurized Milk Gets Raw

  • He already has rolled out the Carrefour Discount line of store-brand groceries: lower-priced versions of basics such as Camembert cheese and chocolate that sell for less than standard Carrefour-brand products and as much as 50% less than manufacturer brands.

    Carrefour's Makeover Plan: Become IKEA of Groceries

  • Recent hits have included Rouge et Noir Camembert cheese with fig preserves and mandarin and ginger citrus marmalades, as well as artisanal sweets from San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti.

    Beyond the Fruit Basket

  • The group grew from a small milk and Camembert cheese manufacturer set up in 1933 by Andr├ę Besnier , whose son Emmanuel is now CEO.

    Franco-Italian Tussle Shapes Up Over Parmalat

  • Of soft white French cheeses, I prefer Camembert to Brie.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Brie Factor

  • His central product is a Camembert-style cheese, which he sells at nearby stores, from Whole Foods to Thriftway, a local grocery chain.

    The Dismaying Facts of a Farmer's Market

  • Early-Spring Vegetable Charlotte with Coddled Egg and Camembert Early-Spring Vegetable Charlotte with Coddled Egg and Camembert Pete List, the chef at Denver, Colo.'s Beatrice and Woodlsey, coddles both eggs and lucky diners with this savory, cheese-filled take on a bread-based French dessert.

    All They're Cracked Up to Be

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