One particularly drunken, lactose-loaded night, my friend Heathie and I mused on all the cheeses we've yet to try, and tip-toed right into the fanciful: Seal cheese! Pig cheese! Camel cheese!
Turns out, some fanciful wishes are more easily fulfilled than you'd think. Camel cheese has hit our shores, people!
The cheese, known to some admirers as Camelbert, has had a difficult time clearing regulatory hurdles in the European Union. But with the help of Gary Guthrie, an American importer, it has received a green light here. About 100 pounds of Caravane will be available in New York beginning this week at some Garden of Eden stores, Sahadi's, Stinky Bklyn, Zabar's and Todaro Brothers.
--PERVAIZ SHALLWANI, NYT
Camelbert is in the style of its conceit, camembert, with a bloomy-rind and a rich, creamy center. At $30 a pound, it's a bit of a splurge, but if you can swing it, swap it for brie on your next cheese plate, and cross off another milk-bearing animal in your ongoing cheese conquest.