I picked up a “log” of a new goat’s milk cheese while I was at Garden of Eden last week. “Le Cendrillon” is described by the producer, Alexis de Portneuf, as a “vegetable ash-covered cheese with a marble-textured rind and a smooth ivory body; acidulous , semi-strong taste that becomes more pronounced with age”.
I admit that I was pulled in by the attractive packaging, and by the information supplied on the small poster which was a part of the modest store display. It promised something new in a goat cheese, a promise which interested this foodie, already a fan of things goat, and it was completely fulfilled. I was also attracted by its geographic heritage: Le Cendrillon is a relatively-new goat cheese and it comes from Quebec.
We enjoyed it tonight (May 6) at the end of a simple meal of pasta, accompanying it with the thinly-sliced and toasted heal of a one-week-old loaf of whole wheat from Amy’s Bread in the Chelsea Market, along with the last of the bottle of 2007 Corvo (Sicily) Insolia in from Philippe Wine in Chelsea
[image from canada.com]