Region: Chesterville, Quebec milk
Chevre Noir is a Canadian made goat cheddar created by Louise Lefebvre. This internationally acclaimed cheese was first introduced in 1989 and has won several awards over the years.
This goat’s milk cheese is not your typical Chevre, despite its name. Instead, a cheddar-like recipe is used to create this unpasteurized, medium to full-flavoured cheese with a hint of crunch due to converted lactose sugars. Chèvre Noir’s brick shape is encased with black wax, which protects the ivory, crystalline interior. Firm, dense and almost crumbly, it is a sharp, full-flavoured cheese with nutty, buttery and even herbal notes and a bit of extra zip. It is made using thermalized milk and vegetarian rennet. It is aged a minimum of one year, and is also available as a two year aged cheddar. Let it sit in your mouth for a little while, and these flavours take on a sweet, almost caramel finish.
It is versatile enough to try with port, ice wine, Pinot Noir, Baco Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc or a heavy malt beer.