Fromagerie Perron

Cheddar Aged (2 And 4 Years Doyen) - Perron

4 years Cheddar Perron Le Doyen: Winner of the 1st prize in its category at the 2013 Sélection CASEUS Competition.

Made by Fromagerie Perron

Built on high-quality standards, the mission of the Fromagerie Perron has always been about producing exceptional cheeses. Founded by Adélard Perron in 1890, and currently presided over by Jean-Marc Perron, the tradition of excellence has crossed four generations. The old Fromagerie Perron building, adjacent to the current one, has been classified as a national cultural property and a historical monument. It is now known as the Musée du Cheddar.

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About this cheese

This uncooked, pressed cheese is made with thermalized whole milk. Cheddar Perron is authentically Quebec - a cheese made from the same recipe since 1895. Buttery-yellow in colour, with a firm yet crumbly texture that melts in your mouth. As it ages, tiny salt crystals become more perceptible to the taste. The hazelnut aroma is stronger than that of the Medium Cheddar, and becomes more pronounced with time. Two versions are available: Aged 2 years and Aged 4 years Doyen.

Pair it with...

wine

Pair with fortified wines.

wine

Pair with apple cider.

beer

Pair with Rickard's Blonde.

See pairings article

food

Serve with fruit-based breads.

See pairings article

Additional Information

Family Aged Cheddar
Texture Firm
Province Quebec
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Thermalized
Moisture 39%
Milk fat 34%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Cheddar and Firm cheeses in general, will keep in the refrigerator for more or less 5 weeks. In fact, storage allows this cheese to further ripen and develop in flavour.

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.

Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge. Vacuum packs are another good option when storing Cheddar cheese in the refrigerator.

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 Cheddar 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.

Some Firm cheeses, such as Cheddar, Swiss and Emmental, store very well in the freezer after they have been grated.

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