Strong, hard Quebec cheeses
Hello, looks like I'll be making a trip over to Montreal over the holidays this year and wanted to know if any of you could recommend some other local cheeses for me to try. I prefer harder cheeses, and really like strong ones such as a Mimolette extra-vielle, old Queso Manchego or maybe a nice Gruyere.
So far I've fallen for two Quebec cheeses: Chevre Noir and Alfred Le Fermier.
Hoping you local foodies can point me in the right direction.
well, these are certainly 2 excellent choices!
some other ideas:
aged Cheddar (eg: from l'ile aux Grues),
Les Petits Vieux (cheddar from fromagerie Médard)
Zéphyr, from Fromagerie des Cantons
L'hercule, from Laiterie Charlevoix.
I too strongly recommend going to Atwater's fromagerie du marché (street level) for your cheese shopping. Easy to get sample pieces, and reccos of what's the best at the moment.