A washed-rind, semi-firm cheese that is cooked, pressed and ripened for 60 days, Wabassee is made with thermized milk from a single herd of cows fed on organically grown hay and grains. It owes its orangey-coloured rind, soft, slightly moist texture and bitter-edged fruity flavour to the dark beer used to wash it. Over time, the mild hazelnut note becomes more distinct. Enjoy Wabassee for every occasion, from a quick snack to filling raclettes.
The cheese takes its name, Wabassee (which means “hare” in the Montagnais language), from the river that runs close to the cheese maker. La Brune au Miel is a dark beer made by Microbrasserie du Lièvre de Mont-Laurier.
Wabassee cheese is available from the cheese maker and at some grocery stores and specialty shops.