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L'Hercule de Charlevoix

From top-quality milk sourced from local herds to the savoir-faire of its artisan cheesemakers, Laiterie Charlevoix are renowned for their finesse. Established in 1948, this fourth-generation family business began as a dairy farm selling its products in the Charlevoix region and on Québec’s North Shore. The seven Labbé brothers, grand-children of the dairy’s founding fathers, now run the business which aside from its traditional Cheddars, also produce and distribute fine cheese Canada-wide.

Produced in 12 kg wheels, l'Hercule is a uniquely Canadian offering that gracefully rivals the alpine greats. Named for Jean-Baptiste Grenon, this French soldier and hero during the Seven Years’ War had a strength so legendary they called him the Hercules of the North.

L'Hercule gets it start less than a kilometre from the Charlevoix dairy where thirty Jersey cows, chosen specifically for the high protein and fat content of their milk, graze on local grasses. Each wheel is then cooked, pressed and brine-washed for up to twelve months.

Developing a dusky rind, the paste inside is golden-yellow and deliciously creamy. Complex yet mellow flavours of butter, toasted nuts and hay are topped off with a gently sweet & fruity finish.

An excellent centrepiece on your next Canadian cheeseboard, L'Hercule is also shines when melted over roasted veg, quiches and also makes an excellent addition to fondue.

Cow's Milk

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