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Little Qualicum Raclette

Little Qualicum Raclette
Photo Credit: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Canada

  • Region: British Columbia

  • Family: Raclette

  • Type: semi-soft, artisan

  • Texture: firm and supple

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: ivory

  • Flavour: meaty, strong

  • Aroma: pungent, stinky

  • Producers: Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Raclette is a semi-soft, washed rind cheese from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, a group of artisanal cheesemakers operating from Vancouver Island's Mt. Arrowsmith. It has a characteristic golden sticky rind with an ivory pliable interior and a few small gas holes. The cheese is made from 100% raw cow's milk.

The aroma is somewhat stinky and pungent but balanced by the rich, meaty flavours. Flavoured varieties with onions, garlic and sweet paprika flakes are also available on the farm. Enjoy this cheese melted on young potatoes or any other steamed vegetables.

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