Supple and unctuous, Le Cendré presents an orange rind, a cream-coloured interior with a line of blue throughout. Rich with the scent of grassy meadows, it also offers a slightly sharp dairy note and a pleasant fruitiness.
Its name evokes the many forest fires that decimated Grands-Jardins National Park in years past, greatly altering the parkland near Laiterie Charlevoix.
Established in 1948 by the Labbé family, back in the day Laiterie Charlevoix bottled and delivered milk in the village of Baie Saint-Paul. By the 60s, it distributed milk as far as Baie-Comeau, and also transformed it into cream, butter and cheddar. It met with great success until the 70s when industrial-sized dairies began to emerge, an era when artisan and regional dairies and creameries were quickly vanishing. In the 80s, Baie-Saint-Paul’s dairy abandoned its milk-bottling activities to concentrate on cheesemaking.Read More