This soft cheese with a bloomy rind is made with pasteurized milk. It is made using the curd solubilization method, which makes for a top-quality cheese. It has a rich, velvety texture and a subtle hazelnut flavour without any unpleasant bitter aftertaste.
The cheese label showcases an illustration of L’Islet-sur-Mer, and the cheese’s name, Le Côte-Sud, proudly evokes the Côte-du-Sud region in Chaudière-Appalaches, where the cheese is made. This regional pride can also be found in the pasteurized milk used to make the cheese, which comes from dairy farms located near the cheese maker. That proximity allows the cheese to preserve the premium aromatic qualities of the milk, as well as the subtle flavours that are unique to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.
Le Côte-Sud is available from the cheese maker and in grocery stores in the region, from Montmagny to Rivière-du-Loup.