Dairy
Graindorge Pont L'Eveque AOC 1.4kg

Product Profile:

Name Pont L'Eveque
Producer E. Graindorge
Origin Pays d'Auge (Normandy), France
Milk Stock Pasteurised cow
Rennet Type  Animal 
Avg. Fat Content  23% approx.
Format Square wheel
Size 1.4kg approx. (random weight)
Minimum Order 1 wheel
Qty Per Box 2 wheel

Description:
Pont-L’Évêque is one of the oldest cheeses of Normandy, an area renowned for the lushness of it’s pastures. The small Normandy cow has produced milk for some of the greatest French cheeses, including Camembert, Livarot, Pavé D’Auge and Boursin. Pont L’Eveque is said to have originated in an abbey during the fifteenth century, however was only granted it’s AOC status in 1976.

To comply with the AOC regulations and achieve authentic taste and texture, the cheese must be regularly washed, brushed and turned to encourage the special bacteria to grow on the rind. The milk used for Pont-L’Évêque must come from the local area and the curd must be kneaded before it is drained. The aroma of the cheese has been likened to damp washing, mouldy cellars and farmyards. The flavour is deliciously savoury and piquant, with a trace of sweetness and a robust tang on the finish. The texture is relatively springy and open and the pâté glistens due to the richness of the Normandy milk.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Avg. servings per kilo: 35               serving size: 28g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  340kJ 1220kJ
Protein  6g 22g
Fat, Total  6g 23g
  - Saturated  4g 15g
Carbohydrates <1g <1g
  - Sugars  <1g <1g
Sodium  182mg 650mg
Ingredients: Pasteurised cow's milk, salt, cheese cultures, animal rennet.
Whilst all care has been taken to ensure this information is correct, please refer to the product label for further information.  


Reference material: Juliet Harbutt-The World Encyclopedia of Cheese. Anness. 1998 & AOAP Staff

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