Bent River Camembert cheese
Initially, there will be a layered “button” of unripened cheese in the center. In fact, as Bent River Camembert cheese ages, the button will ripen and you’ll have a smooth paste throughout. All in all, the ideal time to eat depends on your preference: as the weeks go by, the flavor profile will change with a mushroom-like aroma and taste leading the way. A slight press of your thumb in the top-center of the cheese will tell you a lot: at full ripeness, the indent will not recover.
The cheese is stored in a special paper that allows it to breathe. Please avoid plastic wrap! Store opened cheese in its original paper. Cheese is best consumed within a week of opening.
In any event, unwrap the cheese and allow it to come to room temperature; at least a half-hour during warm months, an hour in the colder ones.
Pairing suggestions: Baguette