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Le Maria Chapdelaine
Le Maria Chapdelaine
Le Maria Chapdelaine
Le Maria Chapdelaine

Le Maria Chapdelaine

Fromagerie La Normandinoise

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean


Soft

M.F. : 31% Moisture : 52%

This soft cheese with a white and fluffy bloomy rind is made from pasteurized milk. 

It tastes slightly like almonds. It is ripened between three weeks and a month. It is especially delicious served on bread with jam or jelly.

This cheese’s name was inspired by the name of Maria Chapdelaine county in northwest Lac-Saint-Jean, as well as the name of the novel published by Louis Hémond in 1913. The lady in a blue dress and white collar shown on the packaging resembles the fictional character from the novel, but it is actually a portrait of the owner of the dairy, Ms. Hélène Cadieux, who was then aged 16, as she explains it in this short French video.

It is available from the cheese maker, in specialty grocery stores and cheese shop, and some supermarkets.


Accompaniments

Aromatic and mellow

These dry wines are characterized by fairly strong aromas of spice, toast or exotic fruit. In the mouth, they carry a rich and well-balanced texture.

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Fruity and light

These lighter wines are known for their simple fruity scents, their refreshing quality and their subtle tannins. They should be enjoyed in their youth.

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