Made with thermized organic milk and aged for three months, this firm farm cheese features distinct floral and fruity aromas. The milk is drawn from Holstein cows on the organic-certified family farm. From mid-May onward, the cows are fed fresh grass in fields with a variety of plants, including white and wild clover, lotus, alfalfa, as well as grasses such as timothy and brome grass. These living crops provide the cheese with tastes that are specific to the Estrie region, which itself is strewn with steep hills, valleys and mountains.
Hatley Road is named after the road that stagecoaches used to take when travelling from Québec to Boston. Today, the farm and the cheese shop are located along this road.
This cheese is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops as well as from some supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
Special distinction for Best Organic Cheese in 2016 and 2013, as well as 2016 winner and finalist in 2015 and 2014, at the Sélection Caseus competition in the Firm Cheese with Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind class.
2016 Canadian Cheese Awards winner in the Washed Rind Cheese category.
2015 World Cheese Awards Silver medal winner in the Semi-soft Farm Cheese class.
And in 2012, the cheese shop placed 2nd at the American Cheese Society competition for his Hatley Road and Alfred Le Fermier cheeses.