The Differences between Brie and Camembert
Without their labels, Brie and Camembert are two of the most commonly confused cheeses in the world. So, how the heck can we tell them apart? Why, let us count the ways.
Both cheeses are relatively similar in that they are bloomy-rind cheeses with creamy centers. The main difference in appearance between Brie and Camembert is in size. Brie wheels tend to be larger--being made in 9“ to 17” diameter wheels. Wheels of Camembert, on the other hand, are typically never bigger than 4.5” in diameter. In grocery stores, you might find 4.5” wheels of Brie, called Baby Brie--but it’s not authentic.
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