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La Belle Brune de Charlevoix
La Belle Brune de Charlevoix
La Belle Brune de Charlevoix
La Belle Brune de Charlevoix
La Belle Brune de Charlevoix

La Belle Brune de Charlevoix

Fromagerie Saint-Fidèle

Charlevoix


Firm

M.F. : 27% Moisture : 40 %

This firm, lactose-free cheese is based on the St-Fidèle Swiss cheese; it is made in rounds, as was the tradition, and its rind is washed with a dark beer called La Vache Folle de Charlevoix. Under its brown-coloured rind, the cheese is strewn with round holes throughout. It is lactose-free and made entirely with pasteurized milk containing no modified milk ingredients. It is as tasty with an aperitif as it is with a desert and is also a great choice for raclette, because when heated, it releases a mild aroma of beer and a Swiss taste that can’t be beat.

The cheese became available in 2011. The beer bottle inspired the cheese maker, because pictured on the La Belle Brune label is a cute cow with a four-leaf clover necklace. The idea for the four-leaf clover was suggested by a young girl who found one while walking around the cheese maker’s property.

La Belle Brune de Charlevoix is available from the cheese maker and at some grocery stores.


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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Fruity and medium-bodied

These medium-bodied wines have a more intense colour, a rich nose dominated by fruit aromas and present but subtle tannins.

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