L’Épave is a Cheddar that is aged for 1 to 5 years. This firm, farm cheese is made with pasteurized whole milk drawn from Holstein cows on the cheese maker’s family farm. As the cheese ages, its hazelnut taste becomes stronger and its texture creamier.
Why L’Épave (meaning shipwreck)? The cheese maker likes to produce cheeses with names that refer to the sea, because it is located in Baie-des-Sables, on the shores of the St. Lawrence. The label even shows a shipwreck and a treasure chest. “L’Épave is a cheese once lost and now found. Its appealing texture and pronounced taste make it a Cheddar to rediscover!” say its makers.
L’Épave is available from the cheese maker, as well as in the markets and convenience stores of Baie-des-Sables in Gaspésie.
Awards and distinctions
The Fromagerie du Littoral won an award in 2007 for its contribution to environmental preservation of agricultural areas.