What are soft ripened cheeses?

Culture Magazine offers a closer look at what makes certain rinds white and "bloomy". Read this article if you've ever wondered what the difference is between brie and Camembert....

Style Highlight: Bloomy Rinds

These soft earthy cheeses—like Camembert, Brie, St. Agur—are some of the most popular cheeses among both cheese aficionados and cheese newbys. Unfortunately, they also cause some of the greatest confusion (what's the difference between Brie and Camembert again?). Terms like bloomy-rind and soft-ripened can trip folks up, and if you're intimidated by eating a rind that's supposed to be fuzzy, you're not alone. Don't worry, this article will help you understand what your monger means next time

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