La Maison D'Affinage Maurice Dufour Inc. - Famille Migneron
Migneron De Charlevoix (Le)
It was named Le Migneron de Charlevoix in honour of Anne Migneron, the first wife of a Dufour forefather in New France.
Made by La Maison D'Affinage Maurice Dufour Inc. - Famille Migneron
The secret to the Migneron family's cheeses lies in the aging process, where nothing is left to chance. Maurice Dufour and his team apply their skills to make each and every creation exactly what it should be: exceptional and unique. Their cheeses burst with the aromas, flavours and specificities of the region, making them worthy representatives of both the Migneron Family and the Charlevoix.
About this cheese
This semi-soft cheese is surface-ripened for 50 days, and is made with whole milk from cows that pasture in the Baie-Saint-Paul valley. It is ivory-white in colour, and has a texture that is smooth and homogeneous. The aroma is light, with hints of cream and yogurt, and the taste suggests butter and hazelnut.
Pair it with...
winePair with a Quebec hydromel.
winePair with a light red wine, such as Gamay.
winePair with a full-bodied white wine, such as Chardonnay.
Le Migneron de Charlevoix 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 Migneron de Charlevoix 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.