If you know and love Champignon’s classic Cambozola and are ready to kick things up a notch, you’ll fall in love with the reserve edition: Cambozola Black Label. It’s a rockstar cheese with stronger notes of blue, a taller profile, and a beautiful gray-mold exterior.
Who is Champignon?
Champignon North America, Inc., is the exclusive importer of Käserei Champignon, a family-owned company that has been making fine specialty cheese for over 100 years. This maker is regionally focused, sourcing milk only from farms in Bavaria, where cows graze on alpine grasses with room to roam. And the master cheesemakers use only pure ingredients–no artificial ingredients, stabilizers, or preservatives.
Champignon North America, and its beloved Cambozola, have been around in the U.S. for 40 years. Since then, more cheeses were crafted and perfected, and the company expanded production to include soft-ripened cheeses, washed rind cheeses, and blue cheeses—including the show-stopping Cambozola Black Label.
What makes Cambozola Black Label special?
This triple-cream, soft ripened cheese with blue mold is aged longer and at a colder temperature than Cambozola Classic, yielding a bolder blue flavor and a wonderfully smooth texture that simply melts on the tongue. Last year, Cambozola Black Label was awarded “Best of Class” in the category “Blue Cheese with Exterior Molding” at the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin.
It’s not hard to see why this cheese is adored by chefs and home cooks alike. It’s ideal in recipes and on cheeseboards, and pairs perfectly with a wide range of accompaniments. We recommend keeping things simple with some complimentary flavors that let the cheese shine and keep your guests impressed.
Cambozola Black Label with Honey + Pecans on Whole-Grain Crisps
For an easy and foolproof pairing idea, we recommend combining the rich Cambozola Black Label with some crunchy pecans and sweet honey on a crispy whole-grain cracker for a bite that perfectly balances funk with sweetness and crunch with creaminess.