A Holiday Table 100% Local

Updated on Nov 1, 2023

This year, for your Holiday meal, stop by local producers to make provisions. The Eastern Township region is truly like a well-stocked pantry, bursting with good things to enjoy! To prove it, here you’ll find a feast made exclusively with our own home-grown products!

By Carolyne Parent and Editorial Team

Enjoy Your Happy Hour!

Our Local Aperitifs

Here are some suggestions for these rather unique aperitifs presented by our collaborator Marc-Antoine Bergeron. Psst! You’ll even find a few cocktail recipes, definitely worth trying!

Spread All you Want

Ducs de Montrichard

While waiting for supper to be served, the different flavours of duck rillettes, foie gras pâtés and venison terrines from the Ducs de Montrichard, as well as their jellies and onion confits, will delight the most delicate palates as much as the occasional gourmets.

Smoked Salmon… Without Hesitation!

Fumoirs Gosselin

Brined in maple syrup, lacquered and slowly smoked in artisanal fashion, Gosselin Smokehouse maple salmon nuggets will be the perfect complement to your appetizers. Be prepared to have your guests ask for more!

A Passion for Charcuteries

Charcuterie Scotstown

Dried sausages, capicollo, pancetta, pemmican, ham … the sausages produced by this family business stand out because of their quality and excellent taste. Try their star product: Franceville dry sausage made with extra strong cheddar from La Chaudière cheese factory. Simply delicious!

The Main Course

Carnivores, To Your Knives!

Ferme des Petits Torrieux

Filet mignon? Osso buco ? Roasts? Cutlets? Stew? Tartare? Fondue? At the Ferme des Petits Torrieux, in Frontenac, you’ll find all the meat cuts you need to create a great meal. Here, the livestock is ethically pasture-raised and the array of pork, beef and veal products contains no hormones or antibiotics. We love this!

Whole or pulled, this is no lark!

Canards du Lac Brome

In China, where they particularly appreciate this dish, the duck is a symbol of happiness. Here, also, a meal which includes duck meat always causes a sensation at a Holiday feast. Load up on pâté de foie, rillettes, roasts and others such as candied duck thighs, all found at Brome Lake Ducks. As hors d’oeuvres or as the main course, this versatile bird will be all the craze!

Out of the Ordinary Meat Pies

La Rumeur Affamée

Do you like homemade meat pie? Well, you’ll fall head over heels for those made at La Rumeur affamée, a gourmet food store in Sutton. Spelt flour, butter, coarse sugar and sea salt are the ingredients they use for their dough. In the classic version it is garnished with a mixture of pork and beef; in their veggie version, you’ll have organic millet, mushrooms and potatoes. A tip: reserve yours right away, they’re very popular!

We’ll Bring the Cheeses!

Our Jersey Raw

Fromagerie des Cantons

To build a fine cheese platter, it must present three, four, five different types of cheeses. The Fromagerie des Cantons cheese shop, in Farnham, offers an excellent selection made with raw Jersey cow milk. The Zéphyr tastes rather like hazelnuts, whereas the El Vino, macerated for several weeks in a red wine from the L'Orpailleur vineyard in Dunham, presents flavors of fresh grapes.

The Blue Benedictine Cheeses

Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Cheese Factory

L’Ermite, a blue-veined cheese sends out aromas of mushrooms and has contributed to the renown of the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac Abbey cheese factory since 1943. If you’re a true blue amateur, you should know that the monks make three others, among them the award winning Bleu Bénédictin. In all, you’ll find twelve different cheeses sold at the establishment’s boutique. The only things that are still missing are a bunch of grapes and a good French baguette!

Goat, please!

Fromagerie La Maison Grise

Fans of goat cheese? We recommend the ones offered by the Fromagerie La Maison Grise in Wotton, especially for their Cendré des Sources with its ashy rind. Their Martin-Casimir is also a great option which pairs well with jam.

Leave a Little Room for Dessert

Ah! Those Christmas logs!

Because our region’s pastry shops and bakeries offer excellent products that are well worth knowing and savouring, choose a Yule log cake made in the Townships to brighten your Holiday meal.

Only for Those with a Sweet Tooth

Désirables Gâteries

Our grandmothers used to make raisin pies for Christmas, but times have really changed now. In Bromont, at Désirables Gâteries, the pies reign : berry, pecan, apple, brownie, lemon, banana, cherry, maple syrup pies... all so yummy!

A Chocolate Ending

Chocolats Vanden Eynden

In Magog, Vanden Eynden (online sales) has a highly developed Holiday spirit as seen in their Christmas trees, snowmen, elves and other Christmas ornaments, all made with Belgian chocolate! Their boots—chocolate, of course—are filled with fine chocolates and will have the most delightful effect on your table.

The Grand finale!

After-dinner Drinks to Offer your Guests

Mead, acer, port wine, walnut liqueur … sommelier Marc-Antoine Bergeron suggests four extraordinary after-dinner drinks that will pair perfectly with your cheese platters and desserts.

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