Zacharie Cloutier cheese is a raw sheep’s milk cheese ripened from 4 to 6 months. Its firm paste is semi-cooked and exhales sweet aromas of butter and caramel. Its orange coloured washed rind shows a zigzag design and the presence of small buds. This cheese has the same braided reed patterned rind as Manchego but lacks the wax coating of its Spanish ancestor. The name, Zacharie Cloutier, is a tribute to the Cloutier-Houde family ancestor.
Comparable Cheese: Le Fleur des Monts, Bonnechere
- Rind: Washed
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Semi-hard
- Pairing: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir