Don’t look for "cabouron" in the dictionary! The word was used by the Blackburns’ ancestors to refer to a hill or mound. The French expression "cap à bout rond" means cape with a round top.
Made by Fromagerie Blackburn
The Blackburn Farm is situated in Jonquière, in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The farm was established 80 years ago by the present cheese maker’s great-grandfather. In 2006, four generations later, the family turned to cheese making.
About this cheese
This semi-soft, uncooked, pressed farm cheese is made with pasteurized milk from the cheese maker’s own herd, and produced following traditional and artisanal methods. A washed-rind cheese with a thin orange film - the interior is soft, creamy and consistent. The aroma is very mild and milky, and the taste is of sweet butter and nut, with a slightly salty and acidic finish.
Pair it with...
winePair with an aromatic sake.
winePair with apple cider.
beerPair with less hoppy beers.
Le Cabouron 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.
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 Le Cabouron 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.