Fromagerie du Presbytère

Religieuse

Religieuse translates to "nun" in English, but here it is a term to refer to the thin toasted cheese crust that should form on the bottom of a fondue pot if it was kept at the correct warm temperature, or to the crusty rind of well-grilled Raclette. It is also a suitable name for a cheese made by the Fromagerie du Presbytère.

Made by Fromagerie du Presbytère

The Fromagerie du Presbytère is located in what was the former church rectory or clergy house, and the name of this cheese maker is a nod to this 1936 heritage building that was once central to village life in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick. Located near the Louis D’Or Farm, and of course right next to the church itself, make it the perfect location for producing fine cheeses.

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About this cheese

Religieuse cheese has floral aromas with touches of tangy butter, and has a rich texture that melts beautifully. Created in 2012, it was launched for the 125th anniversary of Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, which is home to the cheese maker - a jewel in the crown of this very agricultural village.

Pair it with...

beer

Pair with a less hoppy beer, such as a golden or a red.

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food

Delicious melted on baby potatoes.

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wine

Pair with apple cider.

wine

Pair with a light red wine, such as Merlot.

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Additional Information

Family Raclette
Texture Semi-soft
Province Quebec
Rind type Washed
Milk type Thermalized
Moisture 45%
Milk fat 30%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

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.
Refrigerator Shelf-life: 2-3 weeks.

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 Raclette 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.

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