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Richelieu
Photo Credit: Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser

Richelieu

Tomme du Haut-Richelieu, simply called as Richelieu, is a Canadian cheese made by cheese maker Fritz Kaiser in the late 90s. The cheese shares an interesting invention story which had the fromagerie in two minds over the extra goat milk they received to make its soft cheese Chevrochon. So Kaiser decided to use the additional goat milk to make a firmer cheese that would have a longer shelf life and a good ageing possibility.

Thus was born Tomme du Haut-Richelieu, a firm cheese which has a pale orange, smooth washed rind covered in a thin, white mould. Inside the paste turns a soft beige at the wheel edge, lightening as it centers towards the middle. The aroma is hay like with a nutty and milky flavour. It has a typical yet subtle goaty tang and a melt-in-the-mouth taste that intensifies as the cheese ages.

  • Made from pasteurized goat's milk
  • Country of origin: Canada
  • Region: Noyan, Quebec
  • Family: Tomme
  • Type: semi-soft, artisan
  • Fat content: 24%
  • Texture: supple
  • Rind: washed
  • Colour: straw
  • Flavour: milky, nutty
  • Aroma: barnyardy
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser
  • Alternative spellings: Le Tomme du Haut Richelieu

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