This semi-soft cheese, whose mixed orangey rind is covered with a thin white bloom, is made with pasteurized milk, without modified milk ingredients. Its 30 to 40 days refining period in a controlled room and hand washing gives it its nice crust, as well as its milky, herbal aroma and a taste of cream and wild mushrooms. Its texture is smooth and creamy and melts in your mouth.
In 2001, the Fromagerie Champêtre, originally establish in Repentigny, created and named a cheese Presqu’île in honneur of the Repentigny city, a peninsula that’s bordered by the St. Lawrence, L’Assomption and Des Prairies Rivers.
The Presqu’île is available in the Repentigny region, in specialty cheese shops and in supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
Winner of the bloomy, mixed or natural rind cheese category at the 2009 sélection CASEUS.