Cheese Information

Ciel de Charlevoix

Cheesemaker

Laiterie Charlevoix

Origin

Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Milk Type

Unpastuerized

Animal

Cow

Rind

Natural

Firmness

Semi-Firm

About

Ciel de Charlevoix is produced by Laiterie Charlevoix and La Maison d’Affinage Maurice Dufour in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec. This award-winning blue cheese is created using the milk from only one herd of cows. Ciel de Charlevoix was created in 2000 but was recently crowned champion in the 2009 Canadian Grand Prix Cheese Competition held in Montreal. The cheese is aged for a minimum of 60 days.

Taste Notes

Ciel de Charlevoix’s bark is worse than its bite. The rustic rinded, blue-veined cheese is relatively mild and is great for those looking to wade into the world of blue cheese. The rind is a brown and earthy while the creamy paste has rich blue veins. The aromas are deep, tart and complex. The flavours are a perfect mixture of salty and sweet, and earthy. Present the Ciel de Charlevoix on a cheese board, paired with pears and walnuts. Alternatively, crumble into a salad or slice onto a burger!

Pairings

Pair the Ciel de Charlevoix with a sweet liqueur or sweet wine such as a Riesling, Cabernet Franc, or a Pinot Noir.

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