Region: Quebec Canada
Frere Jacques is produced in Quebec by the Benedictine Monks at the Abbaye De St-Benoît-Du-Lac. The Frere Jacques cheese is a firm cheese that is made from cow’s milk. It is a firm cheese with yellow-orange rind and hazelnut flavour.. The cheese looks a little like Jarlsberg with it’s large air holes which are also called “eyes”. It has 32% Milk Fat and a 42% moisture content.
It has a faint hazelnut flavour with a chewy, almost squeaky, texture. It is quite mild and it is a cheese that children will like. It melts nicely and would be a good choose for making a grilled cheese sandwich. It would pair well with a fruity and medium-bodied wine like a Shiraz.