Port Salut: Mild and Forgettable
June 16, 2010
Port Salut is a semi-soft cheese from France made of cow’s milk. The sample we tried was so mild that it was almost unremarkable.
Port Salut is a milky white color that resembles white cheddar. It has an unnaturally bright orange skin that Ben and Jacob both avoided eating. Port Salut’s odor is reminiscent of butter or margarine. It is smooth and slightly moist to the touch, yet has a rich creamy texture on the tongue.
Port Salut’s taste is similar to mild cheddar. Jacob liked it and encouraged me to buy it again, but Ben was less eager for a repeat appearance. I thought it was so mild as to be forgettable.
Port Salut seems designed for wide appeal and is a safe choice for those who don’t want to challenge their palates.