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 like this fresh ricotta, bursting with flavours of the local Saint-Hélène-de-Chester terroir.
Ricotta is a traditional Italian fresh cheese made with whey that has a smooth creamy texture and sweet flavour. La Moutonnière's farmstead version is softer than those typically made from cow or goat milk and just as delicious!
Enjoy stuffed in pasta, at breakfast with jam & fresh fruit - or drizzled with warm maple syrup!