Made from pasteurized milk and cream, this soft, surface-ripened, washed-rind cheese is a pioneer in its category. It is easily identified by its slightly wrinkled, shiny, orangey-red rind that develops as it ripens. Its pale beige interior is very supple when fully aged. The cheese has a refined flavour and an expansive, penetrating aroma that is full and complex.
The Sir Laurier d’Arthabaska was named in honour of one of the most famous figures to have lived in the cheese’s home region of Arthabaska: Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada and the first francophone Quebecer to serve as head of the country.
The Sir Laurier d’Arthabaska cheese is available from the cheese maker, at specialty grocery stores and cheese shops and in most supermarkets.
Awards and distinctions
Placed second in its class at the 2004 British Empire Cheese Show.
Three public’s choice awards and the media’s choice award winner at the 2001 Sélection Caseus competition.