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La Belle-Mère
La Belle-Mère
La Belle-Mère
La Belle-Mère
La Belle-Mère

La Belle-Mère

Fromagerie Médard

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean


Semi-soft

M.F. : 30% Moisture : 44%

La Belle-Mère will win you over! This beautiful and generous semi-soft, farm cheese round is made of pasteurized whole milk from Brown Swiss cows. Its perfect orange-brown rind houses mouth-watering aromas of roasted almonds and honey.

Normand Côté is a fifth generation owner of the Domaine de la Rivière farm. He and his life partner Madeleine Boivin proudly transform milk from their herd at the Fromagerie Médard cheese shop. Theirs are farm cheeses; they are produced exclusively from milk drawn from their own herd, which pastures in the fields in the summer and is fed dry hay in the winter. The cheese shop owes its name to agricultural legend Médard Côté, son of Eucher Côté.

It is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops as well as from some supermarkets.

Awards and distinctions

2016 finalist and 2012 winner at the Sélection Caseus competition in the Semi-Soft Cheese with Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind class.

2016 Canadian Cheese Awards finalist in three classes: Semi-soft Cheese, Best Farmstead Cheese and Best Quebec Cheese.


Accompaniments

Aromatic and robust

These full-bodied wines have an intense colouring and a powerful, complex bouquet of fruit, spice, and sometimes woody aromas. They present a hearty tannic structure and a velvety sensation in the mouth.

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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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