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French Camembert Cheese Missing After Thanksgiving?

business2319 Nov 25, 2011 05:12 PM

This is my favorite cheese, and USUALLY I have no trouble getting it at the local Publix Supermarket in Orlando, FL. But today, 11/25/11, the day after Thanksgiving, not only did NONE of the Publix stores here have any, even though French Brie is in superabundance, but neither did the competitor store Winn-Dixie, NOR the Whole Foods Store. Is Camembert the cheese of choice for Thanksgiving, has France stopped shipping it, or what??? I hope it is not the latter as if it is, then there is little hope a restocking time will fix it.

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    Astur Nov 28, 2011 10:44 AM

    I'm just going to ask - did you actually ask any of the stores that you looked in? Maybe it was a popular cheese for the holiday and they were all sold out?

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      business2319 Nov 28, 2011 12:12 PM

      I asked in at least one store, and they were surprised they were out, so I don't think they know why. But all is not lost - here on Monday, the next "working" day, the Cheese is back! (Thank you, resupply truck.)

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      Sushiqueen36 Nov 25, 2011 08:53 PM

      Maybe it was just especially popular in your area this year. Was there a recipe printed in the local paper? That could do it.

      We enjoyed baked Camembert yesterday before our meal. France is still sendin' them over!

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        escondido123 Nov 25, 2011 08:31 PM

        When I read the "headline" of your post, I thought you were trying to figure out who had absconded with your Camembert which gave me quite a chuckle. Sorry I can't answer your question.

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          smartie Nov 25, 2011 08:42 PM

          yes I thought the cat or granny had made off with it!

          I have seen them in S Fl so they made it south.

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            HokieAnnie Nov 26, 2011 01:50 PM

            Well at a dinner party I gave a few months ago Dusty a sweet GDS was visiting with her human and made an entire log of goat cheese go missing in seconds. It's now a running joke with us months later.

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            EWSflash Nov 26, 2011 09:26 AM

            So did I- I was all ready to be outraged right along with you.

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              Mother of four Nov 26, 2011 02:13 PM

              Me too! LOL

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