Soft ripened cow’s milk cheese from the cooperative Isigny Sainte-Mère in Normandy, France.
All of Normandy’s cheesemaking know-how is concentrated in a cheese that is as creamy as one could wish and covered by a deliciously golden rind.
Isigny Sainte-Mère makes this square cheese in two sizes, small and classic. It also requires skill and patience to make this cheese, paying attention to fine detail, like a goldsmith. The process is completely different to making a Camembert.
Pont l’Evèque is a subtle and elegant cheese that exudes an exquisite aroma of hazelnuts. This, on a cheese board alongside a noble PDO Normandy Camembert, is a match made in heaven. Serve it with slices of good country bread, or a few dried figs. Ideally, it should be sampled with a glass of chilled cider or a favourite wine.