Baluchon

Photo by canadiancheese

This semi-soft washed rind cheese is made from the raw, organic milk of pasture fed cows. Fromagerie F.X Pichet is located in Saint-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec (between Montreal and Quebec City) and are better known for their award winning Champlain cheese. Hapi the mouse, depicted on all their labels, gets me every time.
This mildly sweet aroma is rich with the smell of organic pastures. Although semi-firm, Baluchon melts like butter on the tongue. The piece I had may have been a tad young and was yeasty, like fresh baked white bread with a hint of vegetal cabbage. I ate it with some almonds, on it’s own and with whole grain bread but I think it would pair well with a pale ale or lager.

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