This semi-soft cheese with a washed rind is made from partially skimmed pasteurized milk. Containing 30% less fat than regular OKA, OKA Light features the same great taste subtly hinting of hazelnut and butter. It will seduce you with the richness of its flavour that is the result of a ripening process lasting over 35 days in the original cellars of the Cistercian Abbey located in Oka.
Produced since 1893, OKA is considered to be the oldest Quebec cheese. It has been made by the Agropur cooperative since 1981, when the cooperative bought the famous Fromagerie Oka from the monks. The cheese owes its existence to Alphonse Juin, a cheese maker originally from France, who advised the monks to make cheese in order to remedy their financial woes and thereby ensure their survival. Today, Agropur produces several varieties, including OKA Light.
OKA Light is available at the Abbey store and in most speciality cheese shops and supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
Finalist at the 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, in the Surface Ripened Cheese category.