Aged 60 days, this semi-soft, washed-rind, farm cheese is made with pasteurized milk. Its delicate aroma and flavours of fruit and roasted peanuts are what makes it unique and highly prized. Its washed rind results from a lengthy washing and rubbing process allowing the flavour to develop from the outside in.
Its name is inspired by Mont Jacob, a mountain across from the cheese shop, near downtown Jonquière. The area attracts nature lovers because of its nature paths and culture buffs on account of its cultural exhibition centre.
Le Mont-Jacob is available from the cheese maker, at specialty cheese shops and at IGA and Metro stores.
Awards and distinctions
World Cheese Awards (United Kingdom)
2016 silver medal winner, Any Other Semi-Soft Cow's Milk Cheese class (not in any other class).
2015 and 2011 gold medal winner, as well as 2011 Super Gold medal winner, Washed Rind Cheese class (cheese not in other classes).
Sélection Caseus competition
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010 1st prize winner, Semi-Soft Cheese with Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind class.
2013 Caseus Argent.
2012 Prix du public Caseus.
2011 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix 1st prize winner, in its class.