A new law was passed in France that takes affect in 2021 that changes how Camembert cheese may be labeled. If you are a big fan of cheese then you probably already know that most of the cheese labeled as Camembert you buy at your local grocer here in the U.S. is a mediocre, factory made cheese. Only Camembert labeled Camemebert de Normandie is the good stuff. That is, locally produced, handmade cheese made with raw milk from cattle raised in the Normandie region of France.
The new law now allows any of the 59,000 tons of factory Camembert produced in France to use the words Camembert de Normandie. The "good stuff" , the handmade artisinal cheese can only differentiate its self by labeling their cheese "True Camembert de Normandie".
Many French chefs, wine and cheese makers are very concerned the change will cause consumer confusion and eventually make the True Camembert rare, very expensive and only available to the ones that can afford a rare cheese. Further, they feel once this historic cheese is reduced to mediocrity, more cheeses will follow.
This is Camembert de Normandie produced by Isigny. This is Camembert is available on Amazon.com. Camembert by Isigny (8.8 ounce)