Cheese-Making Tradition Melts Away in Camembert

Francois Durand is the last cheese maker in the Norman village of Camembert. i i

Francois Durand is the last cheese maker in the Norman village of Camembert. Eleanor Beardsley hide caption

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Francois Durand is the last cheese maker in the Norman village of Camembert.

Francois Durand is the last cheese maker in the Norman village of Camembert.

Eleanor Beardsley

France is known for its hundreds of cheeses, but the most famous is perhaps the soft, round Camembert. To be considered a true Camembert, the cheese must be made in Normandy, in northwest France, from the milk of Norman cows.

But in the village of Camembert itself, there's only one man making the cheese in the traditional way.

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