Made with raw milk drawn from the cheese maker’s brown Swiss cows, this soft, organic farm cheese is white in colour, and has a delicate and creamy texture. It is covered with a fresh, milky, odourless rind. It is best enjoyed with a light white wine or a rosé from Québec. In its original packaging, it will keep for three weeks in the fridge, but will remain tasty thereafter, as it develops some surface mould that gives it a more tangy taste.
It is the first raw-milk cheese in Canada that is aged less than 60 days. The name Péningouin comes from the expression “penny and going,” used in the past by the owner of the estate where the cheese shop is now located, because in order to access St-Édouard road, people had to pay a penny toll.
The cheese is only available from the Fromagerie Au Gré des Champs.
Awards and distinctions
2016 Sélection Caseus competition finalist, Unripened Cheese class.