This semi-soft farm cheese is ripened over a six-month period, has a natural brushed rind and is made from pasteurized whole milk. Beneath its rustic, brownish rind is a pale yellow interior intersected by a thin line of edible ash. This ash-lined cheese features a creamy and melting texture. Use it in salads as in burgers—it really goes well with everything!
Cheese maker Hélène Cadieux is a native of Montréal’s Hochelaga-Maisonneuve area who now lives on her spouse’s family farm in Normandin, in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The name of the cheese, which translates to “the rooster’s crow,” came to her naturally: because she gets up so early in the morning, she wakes up to that very sound!
Le Chant du Coq is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops, and in some supermarkets.