Pavé d’Auge is a generic name for square, flat, washed-rind cheeses made in the Auge area of Normandy, France.
The cheeses are semi-soft. They are square, about 12 ½ cm (5 inches) long on each side, about 6 cm (2 ¼ inches) thick, and weigh around 450 g (1 pound). The rind is orangish-red. Inside, the cheese has tiny holes in it.
They are made from made from raw milk from cows. It takes 6 litres (6 US quarts) of milk to make 1 cheese. They are aged 2 to 4 months. Mini-ones are also made now, aged about 1 month.
Pavé d’Auge cheese is often made by the same producers who make Pont-l’Evêque cheese.
Pavé d’Auge cheese consists of 50% butterfat.
You will also see Pavé de Moyaux, Pavé de Trouville, Pavé du Plessis. Auge is a name for the specific area; Moyaux is the name of the canton, du Plessis is the name of a producer that makes it, Trouville is the name of a village on the Normandy coast.