Pont-l'Évêque

My eldest son appeared with a cheese box last night...and great a French cheese was in there.

Pont-l'Évêque is an uncooked, unpressed cow's-milk cheese, square in shape usually at around 10cm square and around 3cm high, weighing 400g. The central pâte is soft, creamy pale yellow in colour with a smooth, fine texture and has a pungent aroma. This is surrounded by a washed rind that is white with a gentle orange-brown coloration. The whole is soft when pressed but lacks elasticity. It is generally ranked alongside Brie, Camembert, and Roquefort as one of the most popular cheeses in France.

With its strong smell, you would of thought this to be a very powerful cheese but it is not the case since it is a fruity, subtle and refined cheese. “What beats everything is that it is very mild”.

Pont L'Eveque

Comments

  1. hrmph, now you made me crave good cheese again!

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  2. This may be my favorite Norman cheese. We just had some last week, after discovering that our local cheese purveyor has it.

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  3. I love the cheese. The taste is great, the smell is heavy!!
    We’ve actually been to Pont L’Eveque, long time ago!

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  4. mmm yummy - and all those cheeses at the covered market - my taste buds are drooling
    D x

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  5. It sounds like your son loves French cheese ! I think that I have seen this one in our supermarket, but I haven't tried it yet.
    I just love the cheese in France ( and yes, the wonderful bread that goes with it).

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  6. I haven't tried that one yet. I'll have to keep a lookout for it now!

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  7. Hmm, this is one we don't buy ver often. I'm not sure it's that easy to find around Aveyron. Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. I'll have to look out for this one.
    Don't you just love them when they've be standing out of the fridge for a few hours and are soft and runny...

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  9. I've never heard of this one but will keep an eye out at the local specialty cheese counter. :)

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  10. My mum is in town and we have been eating lushes breads, cheeses figs and grapes!

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  11. Lucky you. France has the BEST cheese :)

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  12. All sons should take a clue from your eldest! Flowers? Ok Candy? A sweet thought. But great cheese? You are one very lucky mum!

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  13. I'm not sure if I've ever had this cheese. I'll see if I can find it.

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  14. Thank you everyone for your great comments, I do hope that you find this cheese, I absolutely love it. I had it just with crackers, and olives and pastrami..just a small snack. :-)

    Oh yes as I said and so has Nicolette..very very strong, pungent smell, but the taste is very light. Can't get enough of it!!!

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  15. what a lovely gift... boys can be thoughtful when they try :-)

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  16. Hello Anne; Mmm, that sounds delicious must get of to my local cheese shop to see if they have any. I too think French cheese is the best ever, although, I love Stinking Bishop, it's delicious with a ripe pear and Parma Ham...a good European mixture!

    Di.

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  17. Hello Anne!
    Your son is a Culinary Prince for bringing you a nice Pont-l'Eveque!!
    It seems you and your husband eat well.
    Cheers to you and
    Bon Appetit!

    Thank you for your kind comment!

    Want you to know I don't really get Facebook yet.


    xox
    Constance

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  18. Anne
    Yum! That is one of the first cheeses I tasted for La Fête du Fromage. Smelly, but delicious!

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  19. one lucky mum for sure! i pray my just one of my children bring me good cheese one day....i will ask for this one, as it sounds just lovely!

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  20. Oh lucky you!

    I just stopped by to say hello and read this and your previous cheese post and now I am green cheese with envy!

    I love cheese, not much a surprise there! In Italy we get great cheese but only great Italian cheese. I miss all the lovely English cheeses and the French stuff, why can't they import more?? Well I guess it's because Italians only really like Italian produce. I guess that's 'hard cheese'!:) amanda

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  21. PS The previous comment was me, not Julian. I got a little confused there and forgot to reset the thingy! Too much cheese envy!

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  22. Rochambeau, Loulou, Keeper of Chocolates and Julian...The cheese was absolutely delicious...Thank you, I sure was a lucky mum.

    Loulou..I am going to look through your cheeses and go shopping :-)

    Julian, thanks for calling in :-)..I am surprised by the amount of people who like the English Cheeses...I like some, but more of a French cheese lover, my husband adores English cheese, the stronger the better for him. I wonder why Italy doesn't import more cheeses. Also I see you have a blog..is it private?

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  23. Hi Amanda..Little "cheese" confusion..Julian I know who you are now ha ha !!!!

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  24. Congratulations for your blog. I like it!

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  25. Phivos Nicolaides Thank you and welcome to my blog, so pleased you like it!!

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