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Updated on Feb 14, 2023
And what if the secret to making an extraordinary poutine lies in the … cheese? With a delicious Eastern Townships cheese, for sure, your poutine will cause quite a sensation! Here are our suggestions. Psst! Most of these cheeses can also be found in grocery stores of the Townships.
By Fanny Robert
For an out of the ordinary poutine, opt for a cheddar with chives, sun-dried tomatoes or Mexican peppers, made at the Fromagerie des Cantons in Farnham. These seasonings will make quite a difference on your plate!
The cheeses made at the Fromagerie La Station cheese factory have an excellent reputation. For fruity aromas of crab apples and butter, we suggest you try their Comtomme. With its creamy melting texture, this cheese will love to find its way to your warm gravy and crispy fries…
Don't feel like cooking your homemade poutine? Go to the Fromagerie Gourmande de Bromont, which showcases its daily fresh cheese curds in its various choices of poutine.
To concoct an exotic poutine, try adding Le fil d'Ariane feta cheese from Fromagerie La Maison Grise. This cheese will be perfect for a Greek-inspired poutine!
Why not add a little bite to your poutine gravy by choosing a blue cheese made right here at the abbey! At Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, you’ll find cheeses to please all tastes, from the mildest to the most flavourful.
Missiska’s curd cheddar cheese has a creamy texture that melts in your mouth, perfect for poutine! It stands out with a less salty taste. Missiska cheeses are made with the milk of Jersey cows, one of the oldest breeds in the world!
We could not go without mentioning the curd cheese produced at Laiterie de Coaticook dairy. All our Townships poutines should, at one time or another, be garnished with this traditional cheese. A real treat!
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