This month we are featuring 2 cheeses from la Fromagerie Montebello.  I had a family gathering in the Montebello area, and Sandra and I thought we had to get these two wonderful and flavourful cheeses back to you again.  We hope you, like us, will enjoy these beauties.  To compliment, we chose a hard cheese from Kaiser, the Miranda.

Cheese Club –October 2018

FROMAGERIE MONTEBELLO, Montebello, Québec

L’Adoray368159_OAHM_Summer-2017_Daytripping_Fromagerie_001

  • Type of milk: Cow’s milk
  • Texture: Soft

Tasting Notes

L’Adoray offers a slightly spicy and smoky taste.  It has the particularity of being wrapped nicely in a spruce bark.  The Adoray has salted butter, wood shaving, spice, and damp hay flavours.

Pairing opportunities:

A Chardonnay or a Pinot Grigio would partner well with this cheese. It also pairs well with fruity red wines such as a Merlot or a Pinot Noir.  When choosing a beer for this cheese try the citrusy Spaten Original Munich Beer.

Tête à Papineautete-papineau-3-g

  • Type of milk: pasteurized cow’s milk
  • Texture: Semi-Soft
  • Awards and distinctions : 2015 Sélection CASEUS finalist in the Semi-Soft Cheese with Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind category.  2014 finalist at the Canadian Cheese Awards in the Best Semi-Soft Cheese category.

Tasting notes

Beneath its slightly orange-coloured rind with a fine white bloom lies a soft interior.  La Tête à Papineau offers a lovely creamy texture with a mild flavour and herbal notes.

Pairing opportunities:

Choose a lighter white wine that is simple, fruity and has a refreshing quality like a Chardonnay  or a fruity Chablis to pair with la Tête à Papineau.  As for red wine, a Merlot or Pinot Noir would be a perfect match.  Beer lovers may pair this cheese with the St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale that offers wonderful natural apricot flavour, and is subtly sweet in taste.

FROMAGERIE FRITZ KAISER, Noyan, Québec

Mirandamiranda

  • Type of milk: pasteurized cow’s milk
  • Texture: Hard  
  • Awards and distinctions: 2017 British Empire Cheese Show, 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix finalist in the Swiss-type Cheese category.  Silver medal in its class at the 2012 World Cheese Awards

Tasting notes

This cheese’s rind has a pink and copper colour. The cheese is quite firm with a beige interior which is slightly crumbly.  This impressive cheese emits an aroma of nuts, fruit and damp straw, and its salty taste releases hints of spicy walnuts and almonds.  The Miranda is creamy and full-bodied, coating the palate with its slight almond undertone.

Pairing opportunities:

A Chardonnay or a Pinot Grigio would partner well with this cheese. It also pairs well with a Merlot or Pinot Noir.  When choosing a beer for this cheese try a classic Belgium Beer.

To compliment the cheese package, The Fine Cheese Co. Rosemary and Extra Virgin Olive Oil crackers and Mrs Bridges Chutney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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