Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser

Douanier (Le)

Why the name Le Douanier? The Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser is located just steps from the border between Quebec and the United States. The line of ash in the middle of the cheese symbolizes the Lacolle Border Crossing, or customs ("douanier").

Made by Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser

Founded in 1981 by Mr. Fritz Kaiser, the fromagerie is situated in Noyan, Quebec, close to the New York State border. Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser specializes in the production of washed, bloomy and mixed rind cheeses, and has garnered several prestigious awards in the past few years.

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About this cheese

This semi-soft cheese with a washed and brushed rind ripens for 9 weeks. The cheese is yellowish in colour, with small holes, and has a smooth and supple texture. It also features a signature line of vegetable ash in the middle . The aromas are milky, rustic, earthy and vegetal. With a lingering taste, the mild flavours of cream, nuts and green apple become enhanced with age.

Pair it with...

wine

Pair with a light red wine, such as Merlot.

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wine

Pair with a full-bodied white wine, such as Gewürztraminer.

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Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Quebec
Rind type Washed
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 48%
Milk fat 24%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Le Douanier 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 Le Douanier 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 Washed
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 48%
Milk fat 24%
Distribution Federal

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