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Cendrillon sightings

estilker Dec 22, 2009 08:12 AM

I'm looking to buy Le Cendrillon as a holiday treat for my family in Europe. Went to 5 Saisons (Bernard), Fromagerie Yannick, Epicerie Van Houte and finally PA over the weekend to no avail. They had it on special in PA two weeks ago and I can smack myself now for not buying it then. They all said it has been on backorder for a while (except Yannick where they snobbishly said they don't sell mass produced cheese).

So has anyone seen that little ash covered goat cheese? While I agree it's not the best cheese QC has to offer, it is nice, affordable, award winning and I won't feel too bad if it gets confiscated by customs (let's hope not).

Please help me, I have until Thursday to find it.

  1. carswell Dec 22, 2009 08:21 AM

    Haven't checked this week, but Fromagerie du Marché Atwater has had a steady supply. Might be worth giving them a call: 514 932-4653.

    1. SnackHappy Dec 22, 2009 08:39 AM

      Last time I checked Fromagerie Maisonneuve had it in stock.


      1. mtb Dec 22, 2009 08:47 AM

        Both the IGA in Alexis Nihon and the Metro on Sherbrooke corner Victoria had a few left as of yesterday morning... good luck!

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          eat2much Dec 22, 2009 09:00 AM

          Aubut usually has a decent supply

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            Satene Dec 22, 2009 10:44 AM

            I bought some in Provigo in Rosemont yesterday; corner Beaubien & 10e Avenue

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              williej Dec 22, 2009 10:45 AM

              The little cheese shop on Wellington in Verdun had it.

              1. blond_america Dec 22, 2009 11:12 AM

                The Loblaws at Parc metro had it a few weeks ago. I first noticed they had it a few months ago and i've seen it there a few times since so they probably have a steady supply now.

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                1. re: blond_america
                  blond_america Dec 23, 2009 08:01 AM

                  Actually i was just there yesterday and i noticed they don't have them anymore.

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                  Keramel Dec 22, 2009 04:12 PM

                  The fruiterie on Saint Denis, Corner Saint Joseph had it this weekend.

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                    Evilbanana11 Dec 22, 2009 05:58 PM

                    Friend told me they have it at the Costco in the South Shore, so you can check the ones here in Montreal.

                    1. estilker Dec 24, 2009 07:26 AM

                      Just to let you know that I found some last night at PA on Parc. Only 3 buches left, I bought 2 :-) Happy Festivus everyone!

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                      1. re: estilker
                        eatwell Dec 25, 2009 09:43 AM

                        Lots at IGA in St. Lazare! Even giving out samples yesterday. However, will be closed for a few days.

                        1. re: eatwell
                          chatterboxer Dec 26, 2009 03:46 PM

                          Costco in Lachenais had them packaged in two's for $9.99. They had lots Christmas Eve.

                      2. carswell Apr 24, 2010 05:48 PM

                        Heads up! Supermaché PA on Fort (and prolly on Parc) currently have Cendrillon and sibling La Sauvagine on sale for $3.99 a unit.

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                        1. re: carswell
                          estilker Apr 27, 2010 08:26 AM

                          Thanks, I bought some last week at PA.

                          As a side note: I find Le Cendrillon tastes very different from when I first tried it (fall 2009). It somehow tastes more "bue". I had some Cendrillon 4 weeks ago from a friend and found it tasted moldy, blue. I actually thought it had went bad. But the Cendrillon I bought myself last week had the same problem.

                          The reason I liked le Cendrillon in the first place (fresh goat cheese with a little subtle extra oomph) seems to be all gone.

                          Has anyone experienced the same?

                          1. re: estilker
                            Fritzy May 1, 2010 09:13 AM

                            I had my first taste of Cendrillon this week. It has plenty of "oomph" as you put it and it does have some "blue" overtones, but I found it to be delightful (indeed quite strong) and not spoiled in any way according to my tastes. I bought it at the PA Marche on du Fort with a "best before date" of MAY tenth

                            1. re: estilker
                              carswell May 3, 2010 06:21 PM

                              Cracked open my PA-bought Cendrillon yesterday, one day after the best before date. Definitely more evolved -- less fresh, if you will -- than the younger ones I've had but that's to be expected, no? In fact, only a dime-sized core down the middle was still the chalky white of the young cheese. Still, I detected no mustiness or bluesy off-flavours. And it made a delicious pairing with a glass of a great sub-$16 Cheverny that recent hit the SAQ's shelves, the 2008 Domaine du Salvard. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7009...

                              1. re: carswell
                                estilker May 4, 2010 08:18 AM

                                Thanks, I thought I was going mad. Don't get me wrong, it's still a fine cheese, but I seemed to liked it more younger and fresher. Maybe I'll try some more tonight. Thx for the wine tip.

                                I find that PA cheeses in general are quite ripe/mature. Maybe that's why they can offer it at such low prices. Luckily for cheeses matureness is usually a good thing.

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