This semi-soft, uncooked, pressed rindless cheese is made entirely with pasteurized milk from dairy farms in the Outaouais and contains no modified milk ingredients. This cheese is a Colby-type cheese, similar to Cheddar but with a more elastic texture. It is ripened for only one to three months, which gives it a creamy mouthfeel and a pleasant, pronounced flavour. Colby cheese was originally an American Cheddar-type cheese called Colby Cheddar, which was named after Colby, Wisconsin, where it was first created in 1882. The Coolby La Trappe à Fromage is made each week using a traditional American method. This versatile cheese is a family pleaser! It melts well and is perfect for au gratin or cooked dishes.
The cheese’s name, Coolby, is also the name of the mouse that is the cheese maker’s mascot. The mouse is showcased on the cheese’s package. The character is a proud supporter of hockey in Outaouais. Coolby the mouse wears number 48, the same number that Gatineau native Daniel Brière wears as a professional hockey player for the Montréal Canadiens. Daniel Brière is a cherished company partner and an ambassador and a major partner for the largest sports complex in Gatineau. The cheese maker, La Trappe à fromage de l’Outaouais, in partnership with Daniel Brière, also sponsors this sports complex and other sport-related causes in the region. And since Coolby the friendly mouse plays hockey in a cold arena, he always stays cool!
The Coolby La Trappe à Fromage is available at any of the cheese maker’s seven locations, in Hull, Gatineau (2), Masson, Cantley, Aylmer and Val-des-Monts, as well as in grocery chains in the Outaouais region.