Bleu Ermite Canadian Blue Cheese

By: Cheese Secrets — Posted on May 29, 2012

Bleu Ermite Canadian Blue Cheese is the First Blue Cheese crafted by the Monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Quebec.

Bleu Ermite is a whole milk, semi-soft cheese. The aroma reflected is a grassy, herbal and mushroom-like smell, and it has a bit of a tangy taste palette. Deeply blue-veined, the mold gives the cheese it’s blue speckling. A wheel of Bleu Ermite weighs 2 kg, has a whitish-grey skin, and comes wrapped in silver foil.  The middle of a wheel is particularly creamy. This cheese is the perfect strength as an introduction to blue cheese, or a cheese fit to impress any seasoned taster.

Use Bleu Ermite to accompany pears and walnuts, or crumble over soup for a change of tone. Great paired with a burger or a nice rare steak.  Or enjoy with a port, late-harvest Riesling or icewine.

Check one of the many local wineries in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region.

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  • Ron Williams

    We are Blue and Stilton lovers and really enjoyed your cheese after finding it at the 100 Mile stores in Creemore!
    Ron & Carolyn Williams

    • Cheese Secrets

      Thanks for the comment Ron. Hopefully we’ll see you in the store in the not too distant future.