Le Charbonnier has a white slightly ashy rind and a chalky white paste that melts in the mouth. It features milk lactic aromas and caprine flavours of medium intensity. Delicately salted and tangy.
With its rind covered with vegetable ash, this cheese is named for the charcoal maker or seller: “Le Charbonnier.”
Fromagerie Ruban Bleu was one of the first cheesemakers to sell goat cheese in Québec. In the early 1980’s, newly-retired city dwellers Denise Poirier and Jean-Paul Rivard bought a home in Saint-Isidore. To please their children they acquired a few goats. As the milk surplus was considerable, the couple started to produce artisanal goat cheese. The facility was named for the blue ribbon which one of their goats was awarded in a competition.Read More