This soft cheese with an orange-coloured mixed rind is made from whole pasteurized milk. Its interior is yellowish and creamy to runny at room temperature. Its saltiness, lactic and somewhat rustic taste offers delicious root vegetables aromas.
The cheese is named after the small village of Péribonka, which is located in the Maria-Chapdelaine county in the northern Lac-Saint-Jean region. For nearly half a century, Péribonka has been the starting point of the famous Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean, an event that challenges the world’s greatest swimmers to fight the waves and reach Roberval.
Le Péribonka is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops as well as from some supermarkets.