An artisan cheese, Le 1608 presents a slightly damp, pinkish rind with a smooth, unctuous, melt-in-your-mouth deep yellow pate. Delicate yet complex buttery flavour with a hint of green apples, and a hazelnut end note.
Launched in 2008, Le 1608 pays tribute to the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. It is prepared with 100% Canadienne cow's milk, a small breed of black cow introduced into Quebec during the 17th century, in the early colonial days of New France. Reimplanted in the Charlevoix region in 2007, the Canadienne herds on la Ferme Hengil and Ferme Michel Pilote produce the milk that serves to make Le 1608.
Type: Firm pressed; cooked paste; washed rind
Milk: Thermalized cow milk
Maker: Laiterie Charlevoix