Just to recap, in our Cheese of the Month program, we select one Great Canadian Cheese, tell you a little about it and then donate 10% of the proceeds of sales of this monthly cheese to a local charitable organization. Last year, through various initiatives, Peches & Poivre donated in the neighbourhood of $1000.00 to local causes. Click on the photo to take you to our website and see which charity was chosen by our people’s poll, to receive proceeds of this year’s Cheese of the Month program.
The cheesemaker: Fromagerie L’ÎLE-AUX-GRUES Quebec
Situated 40 minutes east of Quebec City, in the middle of the St-Lawrence river, lies a 9km long island: l’Île-aux-Grues. The fromagerie employs a good number of the island’s inhabitants and plays a major role in the economic development of the region.
The cheesemaker: Fritz Kaiser, Noyan, Quebec
Mr. Fritz Kaiser, master cheese maker and leading pioneer in the creation of Canadian ‘Raclette’ specializes in the production of firm and semi-firm, washed rind cheeses. Situated in Noyan, Mr. Fritz Kaiser began crafting his cheeses in 1981 according to traditions from his homeland Switzerland.