This lactose-free semi-soft washed-rind cheese is made from pasteurized milk from selected dairy farms in the region, giving it the subtle flavours local to Plessisville. Washed and rubbed on pine boards, the square wheel has a slightly humid, golden-yellow rind. The butter-yellow interior is homogenous, with a supple and nicely elastic texture. The cheese has a woodland mushroom aroma with hints of pine and wild flowers and a taste of hazelnut and butter.
Its name, Le Champaître, as well as its square shape, woody interior and wild flower aroma are all designed to pay tribute to local pastures. Fromagerie Rang 9 buys milk from dairy farms whose feed meets the desired quality standards. Also, since it is located at the foot of the Appalachian mountains, the Plessisville region provides the ideal climate for growing forage crops, which produces dairy cows of exceptional quality.
The cheese Le Champaître is available from the cheese maker and in IGA supermarkets.