This artisanal semi-soft cheese made from pasteurized milk is aged from 35 days to 2 months. Beneath its slightly orange-coloured rind with a fine white bloom lies a soft interior. Its taste is mild, and it features a creamy aroma with herbal notes.
Its name comes from the well-known Quebec expression, “Ça prend pas la tête à Papineau,” which roughly means “You don’t have to be Papineau.” Louis-Joseph Papineau was seen as a man of great intelligence. He was a gifted orator, and the public hung onto his every word. Papineau’s manor in Montebello, which he had a built in 1850, is featured on the packaging.
This cheese is available from the cheese maker and at speciality grocery stores and cheese shops.
Awards and distinctions
2015 Sélection CASEUS finalist in the Semi-soft Cheese with Washed, Mixed or Natural Rind category. 2014 finalist at the Canadian Cheese Awards in the best semi-soft cheese category.