Le Conquerant Pont L'Eveque is a traditional washed rind cheese from the Normandy region of France. This pungent, monastic washed-rind cheese comes from the heart of the Pays de Auge in Normandy, France.
It is specially made for Will Studd using fresh whole milk collected from the designated AOC region of Pont L'Eveque. 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. Le Conquerant Demi Pont LEveque 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 centre has broken down to a soft fudgy texture, with a deliciously mild creamy finish. Do not be put off by the strong smell. It is an important part of the ripening process for all traditional washed rind cheeses.