Cheese: Pont l'Évêque
Region: Northwest France (Pays d'Auge farm in Normandy)
After Camembert, Roquefort and Brie, Pont l'Évêque is the most popular cheese in France. It's got a beige crust that covers a straw colored paste. The flavor is big -- similar to Camembert -- and so is the smell.
This cheese is cut from squares, unlike most cheeses which are made in circles.
Wine: Rioja Reserva, Calvados; Full-bodied red Bordeaux, Burgundy or Rhône.
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