Cheese

Nature’s Friend Korean cheese cookies

These cookies, Camembert and cheddar flavors literally fell into my lap, and I figured that none of my readers have ever heard about these cookies before. While there are a ton of cheddar flavored snacks, this is the first time I have seen one that claims to taste like Camembert.

How did I even get these?

So, what many of you probably don’t know about me, is that I took a pretty windy career path which resulted from my liberal arts education. I landed somewhere in between political science and Korean language and culture. I even lived in Korea for my junior year. Finally, I ended up taking a job in multicultural marketing right out of college and did that for almost 5 years. So, even though I have moved on from being a “Korean expert” the effects are long lasting and am still very interested in Korean things.

Again, where did I get this? My friend actually gave me a bag of snacks that her sister sent from Korea. It was mostly different kinds of instant noodles and dried squid, but at the bottom were these cheese cookies.

First impressions

Well, presumably, “Nature’s Friend” is not a real company, as google has never heard of it. But they seem to be selling them Korean department stores, so we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

cheddar cheese cookies

Flavor?

They smell like cheese, but taste very much like cookies. That is to say, if you were thinking that they might be like cheez-its, you would be wrong. It tastes something like a sugar cookie but with a very light flavor of cheese. There is a really interesting mix sweet and savory flavors, for sure.

Camembert cheese cookies

The cheddar cheese cookie tastes a lot like cheddar; but, with the Camembert cookie, although it smells unbelievably like Camembert, the flavor is lost on me. I think the sweetness might be too much, and overpower the Camembert flavor.

Verdict

These cookies are certainly tasty, but I wouldn’t leave them out for Santa. I’m pretty sure they don’t sell them here in Korean grocery stores here in the States, but if you go to Korea and want to try them, I say go for it. It is a unique experience.

  • maerong

    This looks good…but I am not sure about sweet and cheesy together. What is your favorite Korean snack (if you don’t mind me asking)?

    • choco diget… I don’t think it’s really considered a “Korean” snack, but I ate so many of those in Korea.

      • maerong

        I can’t remember the name but it’s sticky rice dough covered with thin chocolate…my favorite Korean snack and of course with yogurt drinks!

        • i think you mean chaldduk pie.

          • maerong

            yessssssssssssssssss!