Made of pasteurized milk, this semi-soft, washed-rind cheese is crispy on the outside but dense and soft on the inside, with little holes that form during fermentation, which lasts about 60 days. The cheese paste presents small openings and has a buttery and pronounced mushroom taste.
The remarkable flavour of Le Trois-Pistoles makes it unforgettable. It makes for an elegant close to a meal when served with Port or a full-bodied wine, and also works equally well as an appetizer when paired with a strong beer.
The municipality of Trois-Pistoles, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, is one of the best-known areas of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. The image of the three steeples of the church towering over Île aux Basques is symbolic of memories of Trois-Pistoles that you will want to cherish, like this delicious cheese.
Le Trois-Pistoles is available at the Fromagerie des Basques and in the refrigerated section of supermarkets, convenience stores and service stations as well as in several fine grocery stores and specialty grocery stores, from La Pocatière to the Gaspésie region and all the way to the border of New Brunswick.