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  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Canada

  • Region: Quebec

  • Family: Blue

  • Type: semi-soft, blue-veined

  • Fat content: 27%

  • Texture: creamy and smooth

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: cream

  • Flavour: mushroomy, nutty

  • Aroma: rich

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Fromagerie du Pied-De-Vent

Pied-de-vent is a semi-soft, washed rind blue cheese made from 100% raw whole milk of Canadienne cows from the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. Its name comes from French expression "un pied-de-vent" (a wind foot), which means sun’s rays peering through the clouds.

It is a mild flavoured cheese with a rich, smooth and creamy texture and a grayish rind. This cream coloured cheese bursts with flavour of hazelnut and mushroom complemented by a rich aroma. An excellent cooking cheese, it can also be served on a cheese tasting platter.

This is an award-winning cheese having been a finalist at the 2014 Sélection CASEUS competition and 2014 Canadian Cheese Awards.

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