Bouq Emissaire, now known as Prestige, was a last minute decision to purchase a goat cheese that has the following requirements; soft, creamy, barnyard aromas and made in Canada. I wanted to make sure this cheese could stand up and compliment my Kolapore smoked Trout and other accoutrements. In the past, I have always gone for the light creamy Chevre that contrasts the richness of the fish, but tonight I wanted to play. The earthy, mineral tang was enough but then came the meaty flavours of cured prosciutto. I thought I was imagining it until I crumbled the cheese over a pasta dish…and instantly gave it a meaty flavour! This cheese was made with raw goat milk by Fromages Chaput in Quebec. Fromages Chaput is a third generation, family of cheesemakers that have toured internationally and won awards for their cheeses.
Traveling near the Fromages Chaput shop tomorrow. Their website does not recognize Bouquet Émissaire. Spelling?
From what I can see, it’s not listed on their website. The spelling is as it was on the label. I hope you get a chance to buy some direct!
We visited Fromage Chaput today and spoke with one of the cheese makers – Jean-Phillipe I think. They haven’t called that cheese by that name for several years. It isnow known as Prestige. Also, they have not dealt with Dépendance for 6 years. They don’t actually sell directly from the address on their site – it is their manufacturing facility. Since I was hailing from Toronto he was kind enough to put together a package for me. He was very friendly and helpful and we look forward to trying the cheese. They mostly do business with events and fundraisers and restaurants rather thsn stores. Hope this is helpful!
That’s great information. I will update the write up to reflect their current label. Thanks for the detective work.
The name was changed to “Le Prestige” but apparently some distributors are still selling it as Bouq’ Emmissaire.