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  • Country of origin: Canada

  • Region: Quebec

  • Type: soft, artisan

  • Fat content: 15%

  • Texture: creamy and supple

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: buttery, salty

  • Aroma: fruity, milky, nutty

  • Producers: Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser

  • Synonyms: L’Empereur Léger, Empereur allégé

L'Empereur is a soft, washed rind cheese made with pasteurized cow's milk. It is also available in a lighter version with only 15% fat. This cheese is supple, flexible and creamy textured with aromas of turnip and flavour of salted butter.

Enjoy this rich, kingly cheese with a glass of light red wine, some fruit and good crusty bread. It is an award-winning cheese having finished 1st at the American Cheese Society 2013 competition and won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Cheese Awards.

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