Cheese Information

Baluchon

Cheesemaker

Fromagerie F.X. Pichet

Origin

Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec, Canada

Milk Type

Unpastuerized

Animal

Cow

Rind

Washed

Firmness

Semi-Firm

About

Baluchon is a semi-firm washed rind cheese that is based upon Oka cheese. Produced in Quebec at the Fromgerie F.X. Pichet. The fromagerie is run by Marie-Claude Harvey and Michel Pichet who care very much about creating an organic cheese. The Baluchon is aged for at least 60 days. Baluchon is a unique cheese, accented by the terroir and the diet fed to the herd of cows which provide the fragrant milk used to produce the cheese.

Taste Notes

Le Baluchon is semi-firm golden cheese with tiny eyes (holes) and a creamy texture. The rind is a darker golden brown and is a bit sticky. The aroma is creamy and sweet – but also a little bit barny. The flavour is not overpowering, mellow even, and is both earthy and fruity all at once. There is a hint of a complex pungent flavour that is typical in washed-rind cheeses. The different flavour profiles balance out well and are complimented by a rougher, earthy, slightly bitter rind. The Baluchon is a great cheese for a meal with toast and it is also perfect on a cheese board!

Pairings

Pair your Baluchon with a light, fruity red like a pinot noir or a light ale.

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