Cam·​em·​bert ˈka-məm-ˌber How to pronounce Camembert (audio)
: a soft surface-ripened cheese with a thin grayish-white rind and a yellow interior

Examples of Camembert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of us don’t regularly down a steak-size hunk of Gouda for dinner or substitute a wheel of Camembert for a burger patty. Yasmin Tayag, The Atlantic, 1 July 2024 A number of products can be made from raw milk, including soft cheeses, such as brie and Camembert; Mexican-style soft cheeses, such as queso fresco, panela, asadero and queso blanco; yogurt and puddings; and ice cream or frozen yogurt. Juan Silva, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2024 Slimane invests this straight-down-the-middle ballad with a searching, plaintive, torch-song quality that's more quintessentially French than a beret slathered with Camembert and stuffed in a baguette. Glen Weldon, NPR, 9 May 2024 Meanwhile, France’s favorite Camembert cheese may be facing an extinction crisis. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 10 Mar. 2024 But Camembert and its blander-tasting cousin, brie cheese, have in recent weeks been the subjects of headlines and social media posts declaring that the beloved fromages are heading for the grave. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2024 In Normandy, for example, people buy more Camembert in the summer; while in the Alps, Swiss cheese sells easily on cold winter days when raclette (a local dish) is on the menu in many homes. Sanne Wass, Fortune Europe, 22 Jan. 2024 Chef Michael Voltaggio, for example, shares the evolution of his favorite sandwich of Turkey With Melted Camembert And Mostarda. Julie Giuffrida, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2023 The breadbasket contains improbably light cornbread pancakes served with aged butter that tastes like Camembert. Brett Anderson, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023

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Word History


French, from Camembert, Normandy, France

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Camembert was in 1877

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“Camembert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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Cam·​em·​bert ˈkam-əm-ˌbe(ə)r How to pronounce Camembert (audio)
: a soft cheese with a whitish rind and a yellow inside

named for Camembert, a village in France where the cheese is made

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