Le Conquèrant Camembert is a close cousin of Camembert de Normandie. Its strong aromatic hints of wet straw, brassica and apples are a reminder of why this authentic cheese has become a proud symbol of French cheese-making skills. Handmade for Will in the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy, its secret lies in the use of specially selected cultures, moulds and yeasts and, of course, rich Normandy milk.
The traditional wooden poplar box and wax-paper wrap create a microclimate that encourages the chalky heart of a young cheese to slowly break down over three to four weeks, eventually becoming deliciously soft and fudgy by the use-by date.
About Will Studd:
Will Studd has been working with specialist cheese for over four decades. He has travelled the world many times over in his quest to seek out the most delicious and fascinating cheeses, made by the most talented and expert cheesemakers.