It is made in a flattened square brick shape, like a rectangular paving brick — thus its name. The curd is both uncooked and unpressed.
The cheese is 8 to 10 cm (3 to 4 inches) wide, 12 ½ cm (5 inches) long, and up to 3 cm (1 ¼ inches) thick. Each cheese weighs about 300 g (10 oz.).
The silvery-blue rind is coated in wood ash.
Pavé Blésois cheese is made in the spring and in the summer. It is sold both fresh and aged. It is aged 2 to 3 weeks for fresh sale; when aged 6 to 7 weeks, the interior becomes firmer and somewhat flaky.
Pavé Blésois cheese contains 45% milkfat.