Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Edibles / Food News / Spoiled Milk Feb 16, 2017 Alexis de Portneuf Develops New Packaging & Tasting Notes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFrom time to time we receive product samples at the EAT office. Most of time we don’t write about them unless it’s something readers would be interested in and worth letting you know about.This week a large, insulated box arrived at the door by courier. Inside was a selection of cheeses from the Quebec-based cheese maker Alexis de Portneuf. We sat down, opened a box of crackers, cracked a few beers and tasted the cheeses.Alexis de Portneuf traces it roots back to 1842 when Alexis Cayer and his wife, Jane Skinner settled in the village of Saint Raymond-de-Portneuf. Over time the family became cheese makers. The cheeses are all hand-crafted in Saint Raymond.A press release was included with the cheeses that directed us to their website. Their portfolio includes 46 different cheeses ranging from brie and camembert to goat cheeses to firm cheeses – many of which are available in BC.The company has gone out of its way to make choosing a cheese that you will like easy. First the packaging is designed to tell you clearly what to expect from the cheese inside. It breaks it down by describing a cheese by intensity (mild, medium, strong), texture (rich, firm, creamy) and flavour (rustic, robust zesty). There is also a section on the website that suggests recipes that pair a specific cheese to the recipe. i.e. Zucchini Rice with Lady Laurier (a mild, tripe creme brie that’s rich and creamy).Here’s a selection of Alexis de Portneuf cheeses available in BC through Save On Food, Whole Foods, IGA, & Sobey’s.Lady Laurier Mild, creamy & subtle. Soft-surfaced ripened cheese with vanillaCendré de Lune Mild & rich. Soft-surfaced ripened cheese covered in an ash coating. Aroma of mushrooms with buttery flavour. La Sauvagine Medium intensity and smooth. Cow’s milk. Rustic fresh butter taste with a hint of mushrooms. Winner at the Quebec Sélection Caseus competitionSir Laurier Creamy, smooth & rustic with a medium intensity. Full and clean. Soft ripened washed rind cheeseCONTEST ALERTTo introduce the new taste guides, Alexis de Portneuf is inviting all cheese lovers to visit contest.alexisdeportneuf.com and participate to a unique contest (starting February 12). By answering just a few simple questions they can discover their personal taste profile and get a chance to win one of 5 valuable travel certificates. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Dessert / Recipes July 13, 2020 Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Basil Sugar Story and recipe and photography by: Isabelle Bulota Strawberry season has arrived! There is so much we can do with this delicious, beautiful ... Read More Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Comments are closed.