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Grey Owl

  • Made from pasteurized goat's milk

  • Country of origin: Canada

  • Region: Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Québec

  • Type: soft, artisan

  • Texture: creamy, crumbly, dense and firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: sharp

  • Aroma: fresh, goaty

  • Producers: Fromagerie Le Detour

Grey Owl is a Canadian surface-ripened goat's milk cheese produced by Fromagerie Le Detour in Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec. It is named after revolutionary conservationist Archibald Belaney, fondly known as Grey Owl, for his fascination with Native American culture.

This visually tempting cheese coated with vegetable ash makes the cheese wrinkly, dark, slate-coloured and piquant smelling edible rind. As you cut the cheese into wedges, the snow-white paste immediately strikes a contrast with the cloak of a rind. The interior paste is firm, crumbly and dense, softening at the edge of the rind. As it melts in your mouth, the smooth and silky texture of the cheese offers a sharp flavour that goes perfectly well with a dry Riesling or a nice crisp dry Sauvignon Blanc.

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