Monsieur Émile is a medium intensity goat cheese with a yellowish, wrinkled rind. The interior is smooth and dense and goes from chalky to creamy. It features mild caprine aromas and creamy, nutty flavours with a finely spicy end note.
Introduced in 2009, the cheese is named for cheesemaker Caroline’s great grandfather.
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