Fromagerie L'Ancêtre

Cheddar Medium Organic - L'Ancêtre

The Medium Cheddar was a finalist at the 2014 Canadian Cheese Awards in the Mild/Medium Cheddar Category. (Aged up to 9 months)

Winner, Medium Cheddar (Aged 4 to 9 months) Category, 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix.

Made by Fromagerie L'Ancêtre

In 1992, a group of 10 dairy producers founded the Fromagerie L'Ancêtre. With a respect for nature, they returned to traditional farming methods based on the ways of their ancestors, but with an awareness of the importance of modern trends and technologies. By blending the past and the present, they can offer authentic, great-tasting, high-quality products that are made in an environment that adheres to the strictest standards.

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About this cheese

In keeping with the traditional farming methods of their ancestors, they make several varieties of Cheddar from thermalized organic milk. These cheeses are of the highest quality and have a natural, old-fashioned taste. Lactose-free, gluten-free and animal rennet-free, the Organic Medium Cheddar ages for 6 months.

Pair it with...


Serve with blanched fresh snap peas.

See pairings article


Pair with lagers.


Pair with fruity red wines.

See pairings article


Pair with apple cider.

Additional Information

Family Medium Cheddar
Texture Firm
Province Quebec
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Thermalized
Moisture 39%
Milk fat 31%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese


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.


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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