The goat cheese Le Cendrillon (The Cinderella) from La Maison Alexis de Portneuf crowned the best cheese in the world!
SAPUTO INC SAP 10/2/2009 5:28:00 PM
MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2009 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX News Network) —
Le Cendrillon, produced by La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc., has been crowned World Champion, all categories combined, at the prestigious and influential World Cheese Awards 2009. Le Cendrillon was therefore hailed the world’s best cheese after competing alongside 2,440 cheeses from 34 countries. The winners were revealed yesterday evening during a gala held in the Canary Islands and attended by nearly 300 of the world’s top cheese experts.
Produced in St-Raymond-de-Portneuf, Le Cendrillon is an ash-covered soft surface-ripened soft goat cheese. It is available across Canada in cheese boutiques and large grocery stores.
On September 21, 2009, La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc. was also awarded the coveted “Prix du Public” at the Slection Caseus 2009. The competition recognizes Quebec’s fine cheeses. The Bleubry and the Chèvre des Neiges Triple Cream Brie from La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc. also earned top honours in their respective categories.
A Blue Stilton from Long Clawson made it into the final round…more on this as news comes in…
SG Editorial note…The Lady has agreed that she will try and find this cheese for me, your humble correspondent, to taste and review…even though it is from goats’ milk…