pont  l’évêque

Pont-l'Évêque

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secret de fromage #61:

Pont is French for bridge. Let Pont-l’Évêque be your connection to rich, creamy flavor.

With buttery, savory flavors and hints of tangy fruit, Pont-l'Évêque is similar to Livarot and is an excellent choice to serve before or after a meal. Enjoy Pont-l'Évêque with Champagne, medium-bodied whites, hard cider, or apple brandy.

recipes featuring Pont-l'Évêque

Origin Normandy, France

Production & Aging Soft-ripened, washed rind, aged 6 weeks

Appearance Square shape, washed white rind with slight orange-brown coloring, and a creamy, pale-yellow paste

Taste & Texture Soft with a smooth, round flavor, fine texture, and a pungent aroma like buttered popcorn

Wine Pairing Suggestions Calvados, Champagne, Gamay, Hard Cider, Pinot Noir, Riesling d'Alsace, Saint-Émilion

Similar Cheeses Livarot

Pont-l'Évêque

Ingredients:

  • 1 soft cheese
  • 1 semi-soft cheese
  • 1 hard cheese
  • 1 blue cheese

Directions:

  • Allow the cheese to come to room temperature before serving. It should take around an hour. Slice and arrange your cheese clockwise from mild to strong. Garnish with fruit, nuts and sliced baguette. 

Serves: 4

Pont-l'Évêque

Ingredients:

(Polenta)

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups polenta


(Pears)

  • 1 750 ml bottle red wine, preferably dry
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 Bosc pears, cored, peeled, and halved lengthwise


(Topping)

Pont-l'Évêque

Ingredients:

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 1 Pont-l'Évêque
  • 4 slices of raw ham
  • 1 apple
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions: