Pronounced pon lay-VECK
Pont l'Evêque is a washed-rind cow's milk cheese made in Normandy. It is similar to Livarot with warm, buttery, savory flavors and tangy, fruity undercurrents. Legend has it that Pont l'Evêque was introduced by monks in the Pays d'Auge during the Middle Ages; it was known by its current place-name by the seventeenth century. With its mild, milky, and grassy flavors, Pont l'Evêque is a prime example of the very high quality of French washed-rind cheeses.