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A wedge of Riopelle cheese

Le Riopelle – Artist or Cheese?

The cheese, actually. But… “Le Riopelle de l’Isle” is a triple cream cheese from Quebec. More specifically, from l’Isle-aux-Grues, which is part of an archipelago of islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence river east of Quebec somewhere between the l’ÃŽle d’Orléans and l’ÃŽle-aux-Coudre. It is an artisinal cheese made by the dairy cooperative […]

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I love cheese…

Anyone who knows me also knows I love cheese. Soft ones, hard ones, mouldy ones, stinky ones, blue veined ones… I love them all. We don’t have any really great cheese shops where I live so it usually means a treck to Downtown Toronto where we have several excellent shops. The one I frequent most, […]

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Cheese Discoveries РMontboissi̩

Montboissié, Cow’s milk, semi-hard cheese (24%) It is to Bernard’s credit (Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON) and his passionate persuit of fine cheeses for his restaurant that I discovered this marvel of gastronomic delight. Produced by the Societe Fromagère du Livradois in the heart of the Auvergne region, Montboissié is a pasteurized version of Morbier. Originally […]

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