This firm, rindless cheese is lactose-free and made with raw organic milk. It is crafted using plant-based microbial enzymes, making it an animal rennet-free cheese. Its cream-coloured interior has a buttery aroma and a hazelnut flavour that becomes more pronounced with age. It is offered in the following varieties:
- Mild: aged 60 days to 4 months
- Medium: aged 6 to 8 months
- Old: aged 12 to 15 months
- Extra sharp: aged 18 months or more
For its organic cheeses, the cheese maker uses organic milk from farms near its home in Lac-Mégantic. Its cheeses are certified by Québec Vrai, meaning they are made without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, chemical additives or antibiotics. The certification guarantees that both animal welfare and environmental protection standards have been met. The Fromagerie La Chaudière offers healthy, high-quality products, and it uses manufacturing methods that are friendly to the environment and promote sustainable development.
Bingo! Organic Cheddar is available from the cheese maker, and at several natural food stores and specialty grocery stores.