The naturally bloomy, grey rind of this firm, blue-veined organic farm cheese gives it a unique appearance. The cheese is made with pasteurized organic milk drawn directly from the herd of Holstein cows on the Raymond Alary and sons family farm, where the cheese maker is located. The perfect balance of fresh mushroom and caramel aromas will seduce any cheese lover. Le Rassembleu is an ideal choice for those who would like an introduction to blue cheeses. It goes very well with a fruity white wine, such as a Sauterne, as well as with ice ciders.
Le Rassembleu was launched in 2003 and was the first cheese of the cheese maker, whose name is a reference to the Knights of the Round Table. Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde’s owner, Ronald Alary, proudly says, “We gave ourselves that name because we make our decisions together, seated at a table.” Launching Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde allowed the young people to join the family business and that was rassembleur, which means it brought everyone together. Given that it is a blue cheese, the name Le Rassembleu came to us naturally (bleu in French means “blue”). The Alary family is pictured on the label, sitting at a table.
Le Rassembleu is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops as well as from some supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
2016, 2015 and 2010 finalist and 2011 winner at the Sélection Caseus competition in the Blue-veined Cheese category.
2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix finalist, Blue Cheese class.