Fromagerie de la Ferme Ducrêt

Gaulois De Portneuf (Le)

Le Gaulois de Portneuf was a finalist at the 2011 Sélection CASEUS Competition in the Fresh or Soft Cow-milk Cheese Category (company transforming less than 1 million liters of milk).

Made by Fromagerie de la Ferme Ducrêt

Rudy Ducreux and Sébastien Danian fulfilled a dream when they took over Luc Mailloux's farm in Saint-Basile. Their products are made from the milk of their own Jersey, Holstein and Ayrshire cows that are fed only grass and hay from their farm. Mailloux remains involved with the Fromagerie by acting as consultant to the new owners.

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About this cheese

This soft farm cheese with a bloomy rind is made with raw milk and is surface-ripened for less than 60 days. When young, Le Gaulois de Portneuf has a fresh, floral and creamy taste. As it ages, the "terroir" aromas intensify.

Pair it with...

wine

Serve with White Port.

Additional Information

Texture Soft
Province Quebec
Rind type Bloomy
Milk type Non Pasteurized
Moisture 55%
Milk fat 25%
Distribution Provincial

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Le Gaulois de Portneuf and bloomy rind Soft cheeses are at their best when they emit an aroma of mushrooms and the rind gives when pressed slightly under your finger. A very strong smell or an ammonia-like odour is a sign that the cheese is overripe.

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 cheese freshness, use the original wrapping or rewrap in plastic wrap to provide the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.

Refrigerator Shelf-life: 1 week.

Freezing

Freezing is not recommended for Soft cheeses.

Additional Information

Texture Soft
Province Quebec
Rind type Bloomy
Milk type Non Pasteurized
Moisture 55%
Milk fat 25%
Distribution Provincial

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