Le Cendré des Prés (Québec)
This soft, bloomy rind cheese is made with pasteurized milk that comes from four farms near the cheese maker, located in Berthierville in the Lanaudière region. Under its white rind, speckled with brownish patches when aged, is an ivory cheese that is horizontally intersected by a line of edible maple wood ash. The cheese offers up a mushroom, forest, cream, butter, and bread crust aroma, with floral tones (honey). Its taste is mild and lingers in the mouth, and features flavours of farm butter, mushroom, cream and hints of white grapefruit.