This firm lactose-free cheese is made from part-skim pasteurized milk. Its ivory interior is dotted with small holes. It’s a Swiss-type cheese with a very mild taste marked by a light buttery flavour. Available in slices, grated or in blocks, this cheese is perfect for sandwiches or au gratin dishes.
What we now know as the Fromagerie Lemaire was established by Marcel Lemaire in 1956, and his children are now at the helm. With a dedication to providing a fresh, quality product, the Fromagerie Lemaire is renowned for its traditional cheese curds, which it serves daily, hot and straight from the vat.
Swiss Lemaire is available from the cheese maker’s two outlets in Saint-Cyrille and Saint-Germain as well as in convenience and grocery stores around Drummondville and Trois-Rivières.
Awards and distinctions
Swiss Lemaire won 1st place in the Swiss category at the 2014 British Empire Cheese Show.