The Pont l’Évêque is a soft cheese. Made from cow’s milk collected from producers of the Bocage Ornais area. The colour of its fairly smooth rind varies between golden yellow and orange. Its texture must be light yellow and tender, meaning not too dry or too runny.
The name of this cheese comes from the town where it was invented a long time ago. The town is situated between Lisieux and Honfleur. One of the conditions for the “appellation d’origine” certification is that the milk used to make the cheese must come from either the Normandy region or the Mayenne region. These regions have a mild and humid climate contributing to rich grass fields for the cows and to the making of a unique cheese.