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Clos-des-Roches
Clos-des-Roches
Clos-des-Roches
Clos-des-Roches
Clos-des-Roches

Clos-des-Roches

Fromagerie des Grondines

Québec


Firm

M.F. : 32% Moisture : 35%

This firm, cooked, pressed farm cheese with a washed rind is made using certified organic raw milk drawn from the cheese maker’s single herd of Brown Swiss cows. Surface ripened for 8 to 14 months, the hefty 20 kg wheel of Gruyère-type cheese is similar to French-made Beaufort cheese. It offers a frank aroma and a fruity-salty taste with floral highlights. Shiny, irregular holes (eyes) dot its cream-coloured, smooth interior.

Launched in 2012, its name Clos-des-Roches is inspired by farm workers in the springtime who pass through the fields removing limestone rocks. The name is also a reference to the artisanal production that imbues the cheese with fine aromatic qualities and subtle flavours unique to the Portneuf terroir.

Clos-des-Roches is available from the cheese maker and at grocery stores and specialty cheese shops.


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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