Ile aux Grues 2 Year Old Cheddar
Cradled by the St. Lawrence River some seventy-five kilometres from Quebec City is Canada's largest artisanal cheese cooperative, Fromagerie Île-aux-Grues. This acclaimed island co-op has been producing artisanal cheeses in some form for over a century.
It all starts with the island's unique micro-climate, which in turn provides high-quality fodder for local cows. Aged cheddars in particular have been an integral part of the Island's economic fabric. Closely tied to local agriculture and the context of confinement imposed by the geography of the archipelago, the production of aged cheeses was an ideal solution to the help conserve the region's characteristic milk.
Part of their unpasteurized range, this award winning cheddar is made by hand from raw cows milk and aged for at least two years. The crumbly paste retains a creamy, nutty mouthful while tangy, lactic and gently sweet flavours prevail on the finish.
The perfect firm option on your next Canadian board!