The cheesemaker: Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, Noyan, Québec
The Fritz Kaiser cheese factory was founded in 1981 by Fritz Kaiser in Noyan, Quebec, near the border with the state of New York. The cheese factory specializes in producing washed, bloomy and mixed-rind cheeses. In recent years, it has garnered several prestigious awards, including the 2011 and 2012 American Cheese Society award for Soeur Angèle and l’Empereur.
The cheese: Noyan
A semi-firm cheese made from pasteurized partially skimmed cow’s milk.
The smooth rind of Noyan cheese ranges from a light shade of pink to a coppery orange colour. The paste of this smooth and supple cheese has a cream colour and is dotted with small holes, while it’s texture is smooth and elastic. It’s milky, very slightly acidic aroma brings to mind fresh mushrooms, and it’s taste of milk and nut intensifies with age. This cheese goes perfectly with an amber beer or an aromatic and mellow wine.
Pick up a piece of Noyan, April’s Cheese of the Month, and know that you are helping to contribute to a valuable community initiative; 10% of the proceeds from sales of this special cheese will be donated directly to Hub Hospice Palliative Care.