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La Sauvagine
La Sauvagine
La Sauvagine

La Sauvagine

Fromagerie Alexis de Portneuf – Saint-Raymond

Québec


Soft

M.F. : 35% Moisture : 45%

La Sauvagine
M.F.: 35 %, humidity 45 %
This soft, surface-ripened and washed-rind cheese is made from pasteurized milk and cream. Its moist and supple rind ripens from the outside in, and its runny ivory interior has a fresh buttery taste with hints of mushrooms. Its creamy texture melts in the mouth, culminating in a rustic note.

La Sauvagine Réserve
M.F.: 38 %, humidity 48 %
La Sauvagine Réserve, exclusively crafted by cheese artisans in a strictly limited edition, serves as a fitting tribute to one of our most acclaimed creations, La Sauvagine! In fact, each 1.2 kg wheel is individually signed and hand numbered by our master cheese maker.

By some estimates, the Quebec sky hosts over 13 million ducks, geese and teals every fall. They make up what we call “sauvagine” (French for “waterfowl”). Inspired by these birds’ splendour, the cheese makers created a remarkable cheese with a deliciously rustic flavour.

La Sauvagine is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops, and in most supermarkets.

Awards and distinctions

La Sauvagine
2016 British Empire Cheese Show 1st prize winner, Soft Rind Cheese class.
2016 Sélection Caseus competition winner and 2014 finalist, Soft Cheese with a Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind class, as well as 2014, 2009 & 2007 Prix du public en région winner, Soft cheese category.
2011 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 1st prize
2009 & 2008 gold medals, 2010 Super Gold and 2011 Bronze medal at the World Cheese Awards.

La Sauvagine Réserve
World Cheese Awards 2016 bronze medal winner and 2013 silver medal winner, Rind Washed Cheese class (Not in any other class).
2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 1st prize winner, Surface Ripened Cheese class.


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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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