This firm, washed-rind cheese is made from pasteurized milk. It is ripened naturally in ripening rooms for at least six months, and its character is revealed over time. It exudes rich nutty, buttery touches, and its orange rind gives it a caramel flavour that melts in the mouth. Its taste calls to mind a loaf of country-style bread accented with orange zest.
The Pacific Rock cheese gets its name from the beautiful and wild Canadian West Coast, which is bordered by steep cliffs that drop into the sea. Once upon a time, Alexis traveled to his love by Canadian Pacific train and was charmed by the landscapes he saw along the way.
The Pacific Rock is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops, and in most supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
2016 finalist and 2014 winner at the Sélection Caseus competition, Firm Cheese with a Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind class.
2015 2nd prize winner at the British Empire Cheese Show, Hard Cheese class.
2015 2nd prize winner at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair cheese competitions, Hard Cheese class.