If anybody ever gets a chance to buy cheese from the Charlevoix region of Quebec they won't be dissapointed. This area is a gastronomic delight. This is a cheese that is unique to this area which is produced in small batches by a very small breed of cattle.
A few hundred
head of cattle imported from France between 1608 and 1670 gave birth to the Canadienne breed
. Of the estimated 500 000 head herd in 1900, less than 500 remain today. It is a raw milk cheese that has a unique flavor all to its own. I had it today with some dry white Italian. What a treat!