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Cheese-Making Tradition Melts Away in Camembert

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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Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy. Since then, she has steadily worked her way to becoming an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team.
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