Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, July 23 2020


By: Allison Spurrell
A taste of Quebec

Look east for this special summery cheese.

Cheese Name: Buchevrette

Origin: The farm is in Papineauville Quebec, which is located mid-way in between Ottawa and Montreal 

Milk Type: Goat’s milk

Style: Buchevrette is a soft-ripened cheese.

Description: This lovely small goat log from Ferme Floralpe (Floralpe Farm) was a welcome addition to our store this summer. The cheese has a fluffy, white bloomy rind, and a silky creamy layer under the rind.  The center paste of the cheese stays slightly chalky and dense. 

Tasting Notes: This is a common-looking style of goat cheese but looks can be deceiving.  Even though this small log is ripened it still has some of that lovely lemony bright taste of fresh goat cheese. The balance of richness and acidity make it a favourite new find.

Pairing: Normally I find most goat cheeses to be a better match to white wines, but I’ve tried this with a whole range of wine styles, and it’s been surprisingly good. I think a mix of citrus-marinated olives and a crusty baguette with this cheese would be a great start to a summer picnic

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Written By: Allison Spurrell
Allison Spurrell
Allison Spurrell

Allison Spurrell stocks the larders of the city’s finest restaurants and your fridge alike, through les amis du FROMAGE, cheese shops in the Kitslano and Strathcona neighbourhoods in Vancouver which she runs with Joe Chaput. Their shelves are filled with 400 cheeses, including local, raw milk French, Italian and other specialties. They also sell foie gras, pâtés, crackers, biscuits, varietal olive oils, vinegars and other specialty food items and their kitchen in Strathcona prepares popular frozen taken away meals. Les amis du FROMAGE has received Vancouver Magazine's Restaurant Award as a top food supplier to Vancouver’s best restaurants and hotels. Allison is a proud member of Confrerie les Chevalier du Taste Fromage de France. To buy cheese visit: les amis du FROMAGE in Kitslano - 1752 West 2nd Ave | Tel (604) 732-4218 or Strathcona - 843 East Hastings St | Tel 604-253-4218 | www.buycheese.com.