Camembert, MouCo

Birgit Halbreiter and Robert Poland met while working for the Colorado-based brewery New Belgium. A few years later, they enlisted the help of Birgit's father, a master cheesemaker in Germany, and started making cheese at home. The home cheesemaking went so well that in 2000, MouCo Cheese Company was founded in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The first cheese that MouCo started making, this hand-made Camembert starts when the milk has barely cooled from the cow's body heat. When just a youngster, MouCo Camembert is mild and soft but ages to a strong, complex nuttiness.

Farm / Company: MouCo Cheese Company

Cheesemaker: Robert Poland

Proprietor: Birgit & Robert Poland


City, State: Fort Collins, CO

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Bloomy

Texture: Soft

Aging: 2 - 8 weeks

Size(s): 5-ounce round