Fromagerie du Champ à la Meule

Amateur (L')

"For connoisseurs!", L’Amateur upholds the tradition of trappist-style cheeses by bringing pure delight to the taste buds.

Made by Fromagerie du Champ à la Meule

Cheese maker since 1995, Martin Guilbault and his team passionately produce cheeses that are well-known and respected in Quebec. Today, two generations of the Guilbault family ensure in the development and manufacturing of incredible cheeses for a clientele of connoisseurs and cheese lovers.

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About this cheese

Aged for at least 150 days, this semi-soft, washed and waxed-rind cheese is made with thermalized milk. The milk of Holstein cows provides a unique and creamy character to the cheese, and it features fruity and nutty aromas. For optimum flavour, the cheese maker recommends bringing it to room temperature an hour before eating it.

Pair it with...

wine

Pair with a Tawny Port.

See pairings article

wine

Pair with apple or ice cider.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Quebec
Rind type Waxed - Washed
Milk type Thermalized
Moisture 46%
Milk fat 28%
Distribution Provincial

Keeping Cheese

Storage

L'Amateur and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.

To preserve freshness of washed-rind cheeses, use breathable wrap like waxed paper to allow oxygen to work with the bacteria.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze L'Amateur cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Quebec
Rind type Waxed - Washed
Milk type Thermalized
Moisture 46%
Milk fat 28%
Distribution Provincial

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