This soft, surface-ripened cheese with a bloomy rind is made with pasteurized milk and cream. Under the white bloom-covered rind is a cheese that has a soft, creamy texture and a butter, fresh mushroom and hazelnut taste. It is great with crusty bread, fruits and nuts, on a platter or in a sandwich.
The cheese maker, located in Noyan, Montérégie, was established in 1981 by Fritz Kaiser. It has won numerous prizes in recent years.
Coulée douce is available from the cheese maker and in Metro stores.