Camembert and real Camembert

So they’ve finally agreed. Those fighting fiercely to keep Camembert de Normandie as is, and those, ie the industry, fighting to soften the rules. The latter also wanted to be included in the PDO (AOP) protection. What happened, then? Well, the industry had it their way. More or less. Fabriqué en Normandie will disappear and they can all make Camembert de Normandie AOP. They reached an agreement at a meeting on February 21st this year. But this is not the whole story.

Denne varianten av Camembert forsvinner fra markedet.
This variety, Fabriqué en Normandie, will disappear.
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Camembert vs. Camembert – who’s winning?

As it is, they’re about to wage war, a cheese war in Normandy, France. It is definitely an area with a war history, so they should be well prepared to fight another one. There’s a high engagement on both sides. In the middle of it all is Patrick Mercier, the president of the ODG (Organisme de Défense et de Gestion), representing the AOC milk and AOP Camembert producers. Well, in the midst of is is perhaps i bit biased, he is definitely on the side of the AOC/AOP producers. And according to himself, he is not going to give in or in any way lose this fight. (Profesion fromager)

Camembert de Normandie AOP
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