Bois de Grandmont
Bois de Grandmont is a bark-wrapped bloomy rind cheese with woodsy, sweet, herbal, and bright flavours. The bark holds the delicate cheese together, provides flavour to the creamy paste, and allows for an ideal presentation as the centerpiece of a cheese plate.
Pair with sparkling wine, apple cider, or a fresh IPA.
The fromagerie owes its name to Médard, son of Élise Boulianne and Eucher Côté, a veritable legend in the agricultural history of the region.
The story begins in the 19th century when Élise takes possession of 100 acres of public land in Saint-Gédéon, Lac-Saint-Jean, given by the authorities who were able to give land to mothers and fathers of twelve or more living children. The objective: clear the forest and develop the region. The widow Boulianne and her eldest son led the way.
Norman Côté is the fifth generation of the Côté family and current owner of the fromagerie. His daughter, Rose-Alice, the cheesemaker, is part of the sixth generation to commit itself to the family enterprise.