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Le Ménestrel
Le Ménestrel
Le Ménestrel
Le Ménestrel
Le Ménestrel

Le Ménestrel

Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde

Laurentides


Firm

M.G. : 32% Moisture : 36%

This firm, organic farm cheese with a pressed and cooked rind is made with pasteurized organic milk drawn directly from the herd of Holstein cows on the Raymond Alary and sons family farm, where the cheese maker is located. The cheese is aged for over six months, which gives it a golden, sometimes copper-coloured rind. The cheese has a smooth texture and no holes. It offers delicate aromas of cream, hazelnut, wildflowers and smoke and is a perfect match for a light red Burgundy or a Pinot Noir.

The cheese maker likes to name its products after medieval-sounding things. The name Le Ménestrel (the minstrel) brings to mind medieval musicians who would try to entertain the court with song and dance, which in turn reminds us of the pleasurable and festive atmosphere that often accompanies the enjoyment of fine cheeses. The name of the cheese maker itself, Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde, refers to the medieval Knights of the Round Table.

Le Ménestrel is available from the cheese maker and at specialty grocery stores.

Awards and distinctions

Finalist at the 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix.


Accompaniments

Aromatic and mellow

These dry wines are characterized by fairly strong aromas of spice, toast or exotic fruit. In the mouth, they carry a rich and well-balanced texture.

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Aromatic and supple

These medium-bodied wines offer supple tannins that of ten carry a certain roundness. They are usually dominated by aromas of ripened fruit or woody notes (toast, coffee or vanilla).

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