This Month Cheese Club features 3 Quebec cheeses. Two are from the Lac St-Jean Region, le 14 ARPENTS and VALBERT. The third one, LA MADELAINE is from Racine in the Eastern Township. They are so yummy and perfect for a gathering on the patio.
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.
Fall is my favourite time of the year! Usually, September provides relief from the heat and humidity of August and leaves begin their transformation to stunning shows with shades of orange, red and yellow. The weather is perfect to get together with friends for a last picnic or for a walk in the woods, and apples are ready to be picked.
It is also a great time of the year to enjoy wine and cheese! (When isn’t?) This month, cheese club members will have a selection of cheeses to savour on their own or to incorporate in cooking. You could make croutons with Perles de chèvre and use them as topping on hot squash soup, Le Délice des Appalaches for making Broccoli Cheddar and Apple Gratin or the 4 year cheddar with a warm apple pie. Delicious!
FROMAGERIE LE DETOUR, Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Québec
MARQUIS DE TÉMISCOUATA
- Type of milk: Cow’s milk (100% from JERSEY cows!)
- Texture: Soft
- Awards and distinctions: Champion of its category at the 2009 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix.
Peches & Poivre’s Cheese of the Month benefits Hub Hospice Palliative Care.
Fritz Kaiser, Noyan, Québec
Fritz Kaiser in Noyan, Quebec, founded the Fritz Kaiser cheese factory in 1981 near the border with the state of New York.