Le Conquérant Demi Pont L’Évêque
Le Conquérant Demi Pont L’Évêque is a pungent, monastic washed-rind cheese that comes from the heart of the Pays d’Auge in Normandy, France. It is specially made for Will using fresh whole milk collected from the designated AOC region of Pont L’Évêque.
The word ‘Demi’ refers to its small size, which influences how quickly this traditional, soft surface-ripened cheese will ripen compared to its larger cousins. It is packed in a poplar wood box and wrapped in wax paper to form the ideal micro-environment for maturation. It is best enjoyed when the chalky center has broken down to a soft fudgy texture, with a deliciously mild creamy finish.
Don’t be put off by the strong smell. It is an important part of the ripening process for all traditional washed-rind cheeses!