Le Pont-Blanc is a farmstead artisan-made organic cheese that is ladled into a mold. It’s fine and silky paste softens with time and its rind might occasionly show a dot of blue on the surface. As it is made from raw milk, its flavour varies from one season to the next. Le Pont-Blanc is among the first raw milk cheese aged under 60 days made in Canada.
Its name is inspired by the Gouin bridge in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The bridge, which had been built from wood, had lime applied to it in an effort to preserve it. This made the bridge look white and explains how it got its nickname pont blanc (white bridge).
Le Pont Blanc is available from the cheese maker, in specialty grocery stores and cheese shop, and some supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
Sélection Caseus competition 2013 1st prize Prix de l’École de laiterie winner in the Bloomy Rind Cheese class, and 2012 1st prize winner in the Fresh or Soft Paste Cow Milk Cheese class.
2011 American Cheese Society 2nd prize winner in the Soft, Farmstead Cheese class.