Le Migneron de Charlevoix
Created by Maurice Dufour in 1995 at his Maison d’Affinage, Le Migneron de Charlevoix carries the distinction of being one of five cheeses that kickstarted the Quebec artisanal cheese industry in the mid-nineties.
Passionate about agronomy, Dufour learned the craft of cheesemaking in France. It was here that he discovered the fruitière model of cheesemaking and brought it home to Canada. Partnering with nearby Laiterie Charelevoix, the wheels are produced at their dairy and then aged by Dufour and his team in the Maison d’Affinage maturing cellars. Le Migneron was his first cheese, and its endures as a Quebec artisanal classic to this day.
A semi-firm, washed-rind made with regionally sourced Holstein milk, the subtle orange rind of Le Migneron contrasts delicately against its ivory interior. With a supple texture that offers a creamy mouthfeel and lactic flavours of fresh cream and yogurt, this is an excellent cooking cheese and semi-firm option on your cheeseboard.