Cheese Information

Geai Bleu

Cheesemaker

La Bergerie aux 4 Vents

Origin

Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

Milk Type

Unpastuerized

Animal

Cow

Rind

None

Firmness

Soft

About

Geai Bleu is created at La Bergerie aux 4 Vents, the only federally registered cheesemaker in New Brunswick. La Bergerie aux 4 Vents is run by Andre Martineau and Monique Roussel. They keep a well-looked-after herd of Jersey cows and allow only for natural feed in order to make 100% natural cheese. Geai Bleu is named after the Blue Jays which were often seen flying throughout the farm.

Taste Notes

Geai Bleu does not have too much veining throughout, and it’s clean and fresh appearance resonates as well in the flavour. The cheese has a very earthy aroma, with the richness of sour cream. The flavour is immediately sharp on the tongue but leads into a buttery, velvety texture and flavour.

Pairings

Geai Bleu is best paired with Port or classic dessert wines, or a rich, not too tannic red loaded with sweet fruit.

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