Fleur des Monts
Fromagerie La Moutonnière have long been pioneers in the world of Quebec farmstead sheeps cheese. Their two-hundred ewes have free range access to naturally seeded pastures, free-flowing spring water, and are never fed with silage. On the the production side, all of their cheeses are made completely by hand, allowing for individual attention at every stage of development. Wheels are aged on-site in underground caves, ideal for maintaining the natural humidity critical to the aging process of a quality product.
Like all true farmstead producers, La Moutonnière do not standardize their cheese production, allowing seasonality to affect the composition of the milk. The result is a wide range of delicious ewe's milk cheeses all bursting with flavours of the local Saint-Hélène-de-Chester terroir.
Made in the style of Ossau Iraty, an iconic cheese from the Basque region of South-Western France, Fleur des Monts is made with pasteurized ewe's milk. The natural rind helps to develop complex flavours of almonds, browned butter and cultured cream that have to be tasted to be believed. Perfect as the centrepiece of your next board, you can also grate this cheese onto fresh salads, pasta & sauces for a burst of flavour.
One of our cheesemonger's all-time favourites!