Mont-Jacob - Pasteurized Cows Milk, Blackburn, QC - (150g - 175g)
Le Mont-Jacob is a cheese of medium to marked intensity. Its pinkish rind is smooth and slightly moist, and its butter-coloured paste is supple and elastic. It has a slightly spicy, buttery aroma and a lactic taste, fruity and well-balanced in salt, with a vegetal end note.
The name of this cheese refers to a hill near downtown Jonquière. Mont-Jacob, which faces the Blackburn cheese dairy, abounds with hiking trails and houses a cultural center. According to cheesemaker Marie-Josée Blackburn, it’s Jonquière’s Mount Royal.
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